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SC asks Gujarat police to share details of documents with Teesta

Among other important documents, investigators have sought a list of donors, both foreign and local.

Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court, Gujarat Police, Javed Anand Teesta and Javed were compelled to move the Supreme Court after the High Court rejected their anticipatory bail plea.

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Gujarat Police to give social activist teeta Setalvad and her husband the list of documents needed from them in the probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

A Bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Adarsh Kumar Goel said the accused are also entitled to have the list which the state police has already provided to the apex court.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Setalvad, mentioned the issue saying that the couple has not received the list, the report of which has been in a section of media.

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Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat Government, said the list was not handed over to them as there was a likelihood of them filing some application.

The bench had on February 19 provided protection to Setalvad and Javed Anand and while reserving the judgement on their anticipatory bail directed the couple to supply to investigators all all documents, vouchers, list of donors in the two NGOs – Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace – run by them.

It was alleged by Gujarat Police that funds of the NGOs were allgedly used for personal purpose by them, a charge denied by Setalvad.

Gujarat Police on February 20 had provided to the apex court a list of documents, including those related to personal expenditure of Setalvad and her husband, it needed in its probe against them in a case.

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Among other important documents, investigators have sought a list of donors, both foreign and local to their two NGOs along with the date of donation and the amount and their addresses and contact numbers since 2007 till date.

The Crime Branch, Ahmedabad, had placed a list of 33 documents like copies of all credit card bills held and used by Setalvad and Javed Anand from April 2008 to December 2014 along with the statement of payments made towards these credit card bills from their personal accounts with supporting vouchers/document.

First published on: 26-02-2015 at 05:51:32 pm
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