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SC to hear pleas of Teesta Setalvad, others today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme will today take up pleas filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her two controversial NGOs, challenging the freezing of their accounts by the Police.

A bench of Justices and R Banumathi had earlier said it would commence the final hearing on the pleas on February 21.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is appearing for the Government, while senior advocate is appearing for Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.

Teesta, her husband and the two NGOs - Sabrang and Citizens for Justice and Peace - approached the apex challenging the October 7, 2015, verdict of the High which had rejected their pleas for defreezing their personal accounts.

One of the residents of Gulberg Society had filed a complaint against Setalvad and others alleging that money was raised to make a museum at Gulberg Society in the memory of those killed during the 2002 riots, but it had not been utilised for the purpose.

The high had upheld the verdict of a lower in this regard observing that the probe was at a serious point.

In their plea before the apex court, the petitioners have alleged that their accounts were "illegally freezed" without following the due process of law.

The Police filed an affidavit in the apex alleging that the funds collected by them for setting up of museum in memory of the riots victims of Gulberg Society was spent on personal use.

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