Gulbarg embezzlement case: SC extends stay on Teesta’s arrest by 4 weeks

New Delhi, Sept. 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to Teesta Setalvad and her husband 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 A R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel said that the interim protection from arrest will continue till October 15.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentioned the issue on behalf of the couple, saying that the interim order was expiring on September 15.

Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand have challenged the order of the Gujarat High Court denying them anticipatory bail in the case.

The CBI had on July 8 registered a case against Setalvad and her husband and subsequently raided their home and offices a week later.

The agency is probing whether Setalvad’s Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Sabrang received funding from the United States-based Ford Foundation without the government permission. (ANI)

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