Activist Testa Setalvad and former DGP RB Sreekumar were taken into judicial custody by the MV Chauhan Magistrates Court upon completion of police custody on Saturday.
The Ahmedabad Crime Detection Branch (DCB) I arrested them last month Just a day after the SIT clean beast was upheld by the Supreme Court of then Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Their judicial detention will continue until they are released on bail. No warranty request has yet been transferred.
While both reported to the judge that there was no ill-treatment, Testa, through her lawyer SM Vatsa, filed for protection within the prison. She cited the reasons that while working through the NGO (CJP), many of them have been convicted, and many of them are deposited in Sabarmati Central Prison where they will be housed while in judicial custody, thus she is aware of the harm she may have to face if protection is not granted. .
Attorney General Mitch Amin and Amit Patel disputed the request, saying she was “not an exceptional prisoner”. The Magistrates Court reserved an order on the order, likely to be pronounced within an hour.
Setalvad and Srikumar were held on charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery and other sections of the IPC based on the FIR’s FIR Inspector Darshansenh Parade, which quotes widely from the court order. His name was also mentioned in the nine-page FIR, filed on behalf of Gujarat, former prison service officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who also faced restrictions in the Supreme Court order. Bhatt is already in jail in connection with another case.