The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the pleas of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband and her two NGOs challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting their pleas for de-freezing of their personal bank accounts.
Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and their two NGOs — Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace had challenged the October 7, 2015 verdict of the High court in the alleged misappropriation of funds received by their NGOs for Gujarat riot victims of 2002.
One of the residents of Gulberg society, had filed a complaint against Setalvad and others alleging that money raised to make a museum at Gulberg Society for 2002 Gujarat riot victims had not been utilised for the purpose.
After initiating a probe in the case, the crime branch of the Ahmedabad police froze six accounts belonging to Setalvad and others. They were accused of embezzling 1 crore 51 lakh rupees collected to convert Gulbarg Society into a museum.