Activist Teesta Setalvad, husband will not be arrested, says Supreme Court

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad, following allegations in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case.

The apex court directed Teesta to give complete list of donors for memorial construction in Gulbarg Society. The SC also asked the Gujarat government to explain what was the need to arrest activist Teesta to interrogate her on the allegations.

Earlier, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail petitions filed by social activists Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and others in the related case.

Justice JB Pardiwala had on January 30 reserved the order on the bail petitions filed by Setalwad, Anand, Tanvir Jafri (whose father Ehsan Jafri, former Congress MP, was killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots) and Firoz Gulzar, a resident of Gulberg Society here. They are accused of misusing funds to the tune of Rs 1.51 crore. All the accused now face arrest.

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