denial of bail setalvad and Sreekumar, Additional Sessions Judge DD Thakkari said, “…if the applicant-accused is extended on bail it will encourage wrongdoers that despite making such allegations against the then CM and others, the court has granted bail to the accused.” Therefore, in view of the above facts and circumstances, even if the applicant is a woman and the other is a retired IPS Officers and older persons, they do not need to be raised on bail. ,
Setalvad and Sreekumar were arrested on June 25, soon after an FIR was registered by the city’s crime branch. It happened a day after the incident Supreme court dismissed an appeal by Zakia Jafri Alleging that there was a bigger conspiracy behind the post-Godhra riots, they demanded action against Modi and others. The Supreme Court said that some people had tried to boil the case by dragging them and they should be put in the dock.
After the FIR was registered, the state government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which filed affidavits opposing the bail applications by Setalvad and Sreekumar. SIT claims Setalvad and Sreekumar are with another former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt There was a conspiracy to fabricate evidence to falsely implicate innocent people. It claimed, citing two witnesses, that Setalvad had accepted a fund of Rs 30 lakh as a then Congress MP. Rajya SabhaAhmed Patel. It also claimed that Setalvad had political ambitions, while both the policemen were dissatisfied. Setalvad and Sreekumar denied all allegations.