Digital Desk, Gandhinagar. Gujarat Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Deputy Inspector General Deepan Bhadran to probe forgery and conspiracy charges against former DGP RB Sreekumar, former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and activist Teesta Setalvad. .
After a criminal complaint was filed with the crime branch on Saturday evening, former DGP Sreekumar was arrested from Gandhinagar, while Teesta was nabbed from Mumbai and arrested in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning. Both were produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Sunday, where the crime branch sought their remand for 14 days.
Before producing them before the court, Deputy Commissioner of Crime Branch Chaitanya Mandlik told the media, the police will probe the conspiracy angle, it will examine their bank transactions and other documents. The police will also investigate as to who was behind them and instigate them for legal proceedings.
When Teesta was picked up from her residence, no documents or other things were confiscated or recovered. The officer said that if he has any complaint with the police, he will get an opportunity to make a complaint in the magistrate’s court when he appears.
The police will investigate financial transactions, whether there is any foreign funding to the NGO run by Teesta Setalvad and also whether any politician was behind the instigation of Teesta and the two police officers. If any foreign funding issue comes to the fore during the investigation, even the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will be informed about such transactions, if necessary. When Teesta was being taken to the metro court in Ahmedabad, he said, I am not a criminal.
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