NEW DELHI—Noted human rights activist Teesta Setalvad was arrested today evening by anti-terrorist squad from her Mumbai residence.
An FIR was filed against Setalvad under sections 468, 471, 194, 211, 218, 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Home Minister Amit Shah said in an interview that her NGO had issued “baseless” information regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots.
“I have read the judgment very carefully. The judgment clearly mentions the name of Teesta Setalvad. The NGO that was run being run by her – I don’t remember the name of the NGO – had given baseless information about the riots to the police,” Shah had said in an interview with news agency ANI.