SC extends bail to Teesta Setalvad, her husband

New Delhi, March 19:

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended interim bail granted to advocate-activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, while referring to the larger bench the questions of personal liberty and custodial interrogation.

supreme courtAn apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra referred to the larger bench the issue whether non-cooperation in an investigation would entitle Gujarat Police to press for custodial interrogation of Teesta Setalvad.

She has been accused of alleged misuse of funds collected by NGO Sabrang Trust for setting up a museum in Gulberg Society that witnessed carnage during 2002 Gujarat riots.

The apex court on February 19 restrained Gujarat Police from arresting the activist and her husband.

The apex court bench headed by Justice Misra said the larger bench will decide the issue of anticipatory bail in relation to personal liberty, rule of law, societal interest vis-a-vis the allegations of non-cooperation in the investigation. (IANS)

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