AHMEDABAD: Teesta Setalvad, a social rights activist, told reporters outside a magisterial court on Sunday that she was not a criminal despite showing injuries on her hand from claimed violent treatment at the hands of a squad of Gujarat police. She also warned a female officer who tried to grab her hand as they were being escorted to court, “Do not hold me.” I am not a criminal,â€ she said in court, adding that police officers had abused her. Setalvad was transported to VS Hospital for medical evaluation after filing a complaint with the Santacruz police in Mumbai on Saturday, where she claimed that two police officers had attacked her when she asked to speak with her attorney. After being transported by road from Mumbai, early on Sunday morning, Setalvad arrived at the Ahmedabad city crime branch office.
KOLKATA/HOWRAH: On Thursday, clashes occurred during a Ram Navami procession in Howrah’s Shibpur, prompting police to use tear gas and lathi charges to disperse the