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.

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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.