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

She is alleged to have embezzled funds meant for 2002 Gujarat riot victims.

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | 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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    Brijkhanna
    Mar 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm
    TEESTA SETALVAD a few months earlier was a MOUTH PIECE OF RULING CONGRESS and was being proclaimed as JOHN OF ARC. She is now in mess and shall face judicialprocess. Very soon we shall have more such so called SOCIAL ACTIVISTS under probe.
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      Firoz Khan
      Mar 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm
      Is it not hypocritical that the murderers are roaming free and the helpers shall be put behind bars.
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        Mohan
        Mar 26, 2014 at 8:46 am
        Really ? So simple ! Where you born yesterday ? The point here is very simple ---did she siphon of funds collected in the name of riot victims ? If the answer to that is YES, she deserves to be punished. If not, she must be compensated after discharge by Court
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          Musarraf P
          Mar 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm
          Teesta, come quick to stan with Javed Bhai. You are always welcome here.
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            Pais Hilary
            Mar 26, 2014 at 4:41 am
            This is a typical example of the Modi effect which was always there but has been getting stronger in recent weeks. Teesta Setalvad was once welcome on every big mouthed TV channel. Not anymore. So much for India's so-called independent media.
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              Rajendra Patel
              Mar 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm
              TEESTA BE CAREFUL THREE TIMES TALAQ, TALAQ, TALAQ, AND YOU ARE DONE IN STAN, OR BE READY TO SPEND GOOD LIFE WITH THREE OTHER WIVES OF YOUR HUSBAND.
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                Citizen
                Mar 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm
                If this is true they have to be given stringent punishment that is allowed under law to send a strong message to all those people who does this sort of gimmicks to benefit themselves under the cloak of social service. Jaihin
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