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SC to hear Teesta Setalvad's plea for extension of interim bail

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Friday will continue to hear plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad, who is accused of misappropriation of funds that were meant for rehabilitation of riot victims, for the extension of interim bail.

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 Court, 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 the Gulberg Society in the memory of those killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots, but it had not been utilised for the purpose.

The high had upheld the verdict of a lower court 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 Gujarat Police filed an affidavit in the apex court alleging that the funds collected by them for setting up of museum in memory of the riots victims of the Gulberg Society were spent on personal use.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 02:17 IST