The Gujarat High Court on Friday refused to entertain Mumbai-based activist Teesta Setalvad’s move to deposit additional documents in the case of alleged embezzlement of funds for 2002 riots affected Gulberg Society residents and survivors.
The move came days after the court reserved the order on the petition seeking anticipatory bail. The court is likely to pronounce the order on Monday.
Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand are facing arrest in the case in which Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) has also booked Tanvir Jafri, son of slain Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, Salim Sandhi and Feroz Gulzar Pathan, who are chairman and secretary of Gulberg Society, respectively.
The FIR alleges them of generating funds in the name of riot victims and converting the ruins of Gulberg Society into a museum, however, the accused allegedly used money for their personal purposes.
On January 30, when justice J B Pardiwala after hearing a day-long argument reserved the order had noted that why Setalvad didn’t supply several relevant documents that the investigating officer had sought such as income tax returns among others.
Setalvad’s move on Friday was objected by Additional Advocate General P K Jani who said that documents at a belated stage can’t be submitted.