Teesta’s bail plea rejected by Gujrat High Court


Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail petitions on Thursday, The petitions were filed by social activists Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and others in a case related to alleged embezzlement of funds.

Justice JB Pardiwala on last month 30, held the bail petitions filed by Teesta, Anand, Tanvir Jafri and Firoz Gulzar, a resident of Gulberg Society. These people were accused of misusing funds up to Rs 1.51 crore.

As the situation stands now, all of them are to be arrested by the Delhi Police. The crime branch had registered a first information report in January 2014 against Setalvad and others for allegedly misusing the money collected by them for building a riots museum at the Society. The plan to build a museum was cancelled later.

Twelve residents of the Society had alleged that Setalvad embezzled the funds. Sixty-nine people, including Ehsan Jafri, were killed in a mob’s attack on the society on February 28, 2002, following the Godhra train burning incident.