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Teesta gets transit bail in case of usurping funds

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted transit anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on a complaint lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds.Justice Mridula Bhatkar
PTI January 31, 2014 19:24 IST
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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted transit anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on a complaint lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds.

Justice Mridula Bhatkar today granted Teesta and Anand relief from arrest for four weeks.

Since the court granted them transit bail, the duo will now have to approach the Gujarat High Court and seek anticipatory bail again as the case is registered there.  

One of the riot victims from Gulbarg housing society, which was burnt during the 2002 post Godhra riots, had lodged a complaint with the Ahmedabad police against Teesta, Anand and the NGOs run by them - Citizens for Justice and Peace and Sabrang Trust alleging misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 1.51 crores by them.

According to the complaint, the accused persons had allegedly collected funds in the name of converting part of the Gulbarg society into a museum and had allegedly misappropriated funds worth Rs 1.51 crores.