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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the stay on arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum in Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg society that was destroyed in the Gujarat riots of 2002.

The apex court had earlier stayed the arrest of the couple till February 19. It today directed the social activist and her NGO to give a list of documents and means of donors as demanded by the Gujarat Police.

Further, the top court while hearing the anticipatory bail plea said that if the couple is reluctant in cooperation with the investigation, the Gujarat Police can file an application for cancellation of their bail. The court noted that it was a matter of shuttering the liberty of someone.

Earlier in the day, SC at the time of hearing asked the Gujarat government on why Teesta Setalvad and her husband were needed in custody for the interrogation?

Supreme Court on Thursday extended the stay on arrest of Teesta Setalvad and her husband in a case of alleged misappropriation of funds worth Rs 1.5 crore meant for rehabilitation of post-Godhra riot victims.

The Gujarat Police wanted to interrogate Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the case of embezzlement of funds worth of Rs. 1.5 crore that was meant to be for the post Godhra riot victims.

The anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad is being heard by a new bench of Justices including Dipak Misra and Adarsh Goel.

(With Agency Inputs)

First Published | 19 February 2015 1:50 PM
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