SC defers hearing on Teesta Setalvad’s anticipatory bail

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on February 13 deferred till February 19 the hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad in Gulbary society. The apex court had on  stayed till February 13 the arrest of Teesta Setalvad and her husband, soon after Gujarat High Court rejected their anticipatory bail plea in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Gulbarg society, devastated in the 2002 riots. Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand would be protected from the arrest till the matter is heard.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal orally mentioned about the imminent arrest of the couple, soon after Gujarat High Court rejected their anticipatory bail. Setalvad and her husband have been booked by the Crime Branch of Gujarat Police on charges of cheating, breach of trust and under the IT Act, in a matter relating to the construction of “Museum of Resistance” in the Gulbarg society in Ahmedabad which was hit by communal riot in 2002.