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“Does not Spare The Departed”: Congress Slams PM On Expenses On Ahmed Patel

The SIT opposed Teesta Setalvad’s bail utility (File)

New Delhi:

The Congress on Saturday strongly refuted a Particular Investigation Workforce’s allegations in opposition to veteran occasion chief that he had hatched a conspiracy to destabilise the Gujarat authorities, led by then Chief Minister Narendra , after the 2002 riots.

Whereas opposing the bail utility of activist Teesta Setalvad, the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) of the Gujarat police on Friday contended earlier than the court docket that she was part of a “bigger conspiracy” that was carried out on the behest of Ahmed Patel to falsely implicate individuals in reference to the 2002 .

Congress chief Ahmed Patel died in 2020 following Covid-19 issues.

Hitting out at , the Congress in its assertion mentioned the allegations in opposition to Ahmed Patel have been a “a part of the Prime Minister’s systematic technique to absolve himself of any duty for the communal carnage unleashed when he was chief minister of Gujarat in 2002.”

“The Prime Minister’s political vendetta machine clearly doesn’t even spare the departed who have been his political adversaries,” the assertion mentioned. 

“Giving judgment by press, in an ongoing judicial course of, by puppet investigative businesses who trumpet wild allegations as supposed findings, has been the hallmark of the Modi-Shah duo’s techniques for years. That is nothing however one other instance of the identical, with the added object of vilifying a deceased particular person since he’s clearly unable and unavailable to refute such brazen lies,” it added.


Ahmed Patel’s daughter Mumtaz Patel additionally dismissed the probe workforce’s declare.  “I assume his title @ahmedpatel nonetheless holds weight for use for political conspiracies to malign d opposition.Why throughout UPA years @TeestaSetalvad was not rewarded & made Rajya sabha membr & why the middle uptil 2020 didn’t prosecute my father for hatching such an enormous conspiracy,” she tweeted.

Citing statements of a witness, the SIT in its affidavit earlier than the court docket mentioned that Teesta Setalvad had acquired Rs 30 lakh after post-Godhra riots in 2002 on the behest of Ahmed Patel.

Ms Setalvad used to satisfy the leaders of a “outstanding nationwide occasion in energy at the moment in Delhi to implicate names of senior leaders of the BJP authorities in riot circumstances,” the SIT additional claimed.

Ms Setalvad has been arrested, together with former IPS officers RB Sreekumar and Sanjiv Bhatt, for allegedly fabricating proof to border harmless individuals in Gujarat riots circumstances.

The arrests have been made final month after the docket upheld the clear chit given to then Chief Minister and others within the Gujarat riots case.

The court docket will now hear her bail utility on Monday,



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