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Embezzlement of Gulberg funds: Teesta Setalvad’s bail plea rejected, faces arrest

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Posted: March 25, 2014 5:50 pm | Updated: March 25, 2014 7:06 pm

A sessions court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail application of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and three others in a criminal case in which she is alleged to have embezzled funds meant for 2002 Gujarat riot victims.

The rejection of anticipatory bail comes as a blow to the activist who is likely to be arrested by the Detection of Crime Branch, (DCB), Ahmedabad. A former resident of Gulberg Society had lodged an FIR against Teesta, her husband Anand, Tanvir Jafri, son of ex-Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, and two others.

According to the complainant, Teesta and other accused allegedly embezzled funds they generated by claiming that Gulberg Society will be converted into a “museum of resistance.” However, according to complainant, after collecting funds for more than Rs 1.5 crore the “museum” was never built.

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