Setalvad in soup, relief for Modi December 04, 2010 Rathin Das | Ahmedabad File criminal case against Teesta: Court A designated Sessions Judge has ordered that criminal complaints be filed against those who were involved in fabricating affidavits regarding the 2002 post Godhra riots. The court order will cover Mumbai-based social activist Teesta Setalvad, whose NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was in the forefront of trumpeting charges against Narendra Modi. Designated Sessions Judge SH Vora, while rejecting an application filed by Teestaâ€™s one-time associate Rais Khan on Friday, ordered the Registrar of City Civil and Sessions Court to make a complaint against him and others for perjury and fabricating false evidence. In the application filed in the local court under Section 311 CrPC last month, Rais Khan, former field coordinator of CJP, had claimed that fabricated affidavits were filed in the Naroda Gram massacre case and submitted in the court to examine him as witness. (Section 311 of CrPC empowers the court to examine any person as witness to arrive at a just decision in the case.) Rais Khan had alleged that it was Teesta who had prepared the fabricated affidavits and his role was limited to getting them signed and notarised before submission to the courts and probe panels. The Additional Sessions Judge on Friday rejected the application of Rais Khan but ordered that complaints be filed against those responsible for fabricating the affidavits of the witnesses. Coming as it did just a day after the Supreme Court reprimanding Teesta for having approached the United Nations forum on human rights about the Gujarat riots, Fridayâ€™s order by the local court comes as a big jolt for the activist who had been spearheading the campaign against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Registrar has been asked to file the complaint under Sections 193, 194, 195, 196, 199 and 200 of the Indian Penal Code, all relating to perjury and fabrication of evidence with intent to procure conviction of others. The operative part of designated Sessions Judge Voraâ€™s order said that complaints be filed against all those who participated in the fabrication of affidavits. Rais Khan moved the application in the court following an important witness Nanoomiya Malik testifying in the trial court that Rais was responsible for filing the false affidavits on behalf of survivors and witnesses. Rais Khan, who was removed from the CJP in January 2008, refuted Nanoomiyaâ€™s allegations and squarely blamed Teesta for fabrication of the affidavits. In his application, Rais Khan had demanded that action should be taken against Teesta Setalvad for misleading various courts and probe agencies by filing fabricated affidavits on behalf of 2002 riot victims and survivors. In another application filed before Nanavati Commission probing the Godhra train fire and the subsequent riots, Rais Khan had expressed apprehension that such false affidavits prepared by Teesta with ulterior motive can lead to prosecution of innocent persons in the ongoing trials of the post-Godhra riot cases.