GODHRA LAWYER GETS LIFE THREAT

An eminent lawyer, representing the Gujarat 2002 riot victims has received a threatening letter from an anonymous Sangh Parivar activist for having ‘misled’ the people in Gujarat. Mr. Mukul Sinha represents the 2002

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An eminent lawyer, representing the Gujarat 2002 riot victims has received a threatening letter from an anonymous Sangh Parivar activist for having ‘misled’ the people in Gujarat. Mr. Mukul Sinha represents the 2002 riot victims before the Nanavati Shah Commission probing the Godhra train burning and the ensuing riots. The letter was sent on his office address which is located in Mumbai. The letter warned Dr. Sinha of dire consequences for his ‘instigations’. The letter mentions that Sinha’s status as lawyer would be of no use as the police and judges are ‘ours,’ a refrain often invoked by Sangh Parivar activists.
Sinha has submitted the photocopies of the letter to the Commission which has taken up the matter with the police. Dr. Sinha said the letter may not be a mere prank as the writer knows the cases he deals with. The letter concludes, “After Godhra, Zahira, Sohrabuddin, it is now the turn of Mukul and Teesta Setalvad.”