New Delhi: In a big relief for Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court has extended interim bail granted to her in fund embezzlement case lodged by Gujarat police till December 5.
Setalvad’s husband Javed Anand has also been granted relief till the next hearing in the case.
Teesta moved to the Supreme Court after Gujarat High Court refused to grant anticipatory bail. SC has asked Teesta and her husband to adhere to conditions imposed by Bombay HC while granting them relief.
SC has also sought response from Teesta Setalvad, husband on CBI’s plea for cancellation of their anticipatory bail in FCRA violation case.
The Supreme Court had on Monday termed as “mistake” its earlier order extending interim protection from arrest granted to Teesta Setalvad and her husband, indicating that the relief was granted by a two-judge bench earlier instead of three.
“Earlier, it was a mistake,” a bench comprising justices A R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel observed when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the activist, said the protection against arrest was expiring on October 15 and moreover, last time this two-judge bench had itself extended the relief.
“It is a three-judge bench matter… place it before the appropriate bench,” the court said and asked Sibal to mention it before the Chief Justice for making available the special bench to extend the relief.
With agency inputs