Expert Gyan: What Lies Behind the CBI Raid on Teesta Setalvad

By The Wire Staff on 18/07/2015

On July 14,  2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the home of anti-communalism activist Teesta Setalvad, a week after the Union Home Ministry transferred an ongoing investigation into her finances to the elite agency.

The CBI filed a case against her last week for criminal conspiracy and illegally receiving foreign funds, charges Setalvad denies. Though she wrote to the CBI saying she was willing to cooperate with them in every way, the CBI decided to raid her premises.

Setalvad’s organisation, Citizens for Justice and Peace, has canvassed and litigated for the prosecution of cases stemming from the 2002 anti-Muslim massacres in Gujarat, especially the Gulberg Society and Naroda Patiya killings.

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