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Social activist Teesta Setalvad’s anticipatory bail plea rejected

New Delhi(ANI): Social Activist Teesta Setalvad’s anticipatory bail plea in connection with an embezzlement case was rejected by the Gujarat High Court on Thursday.

Besides Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s (who was killed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots) son Tanvir Jafri are accused of misappropriating funds worth over Rs one crore and now face arrest.

An FIR had reportedly been lodged last year against the activist and the others for allegedly misappropriating the funds meant for a museum for the riot victims.

Denying any misuse of funds, Setalwad had blamed political motives behind the case, say reports.

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  1. This is Gujarat, where those convicted for riots, the death row convicts are out on bail but those fighting for the victims are hounded for frivolous reasons.
    “It’s a tragedy that persons who make it their mission to work for the rights of victims in society themselves try and take advantage of the funds that have been collected on their behalf.” said the special public prosecutor for Gujarat government, Mahesh Jethmalani, who successfully argued to have Teesta’s plea rejected.
    This guy, son of the expelled BJP leader and Feku Bhakt Ram Jethmalani, who himself is a BJP leader should be sent a dictionary as he seems to have some kind of a misconception about the meaning of the word “Tragedy”.
    What a shameful state of affairs indeed.