Published On : Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

No Supreme Court relief for Teesta Setalvad

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from social activist Teesta Setalvad for relief from charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds meant for rehabilitation of Gujarat riot victims.

No relief has been given by the court to Teesta in the grave digging matter in which she is also an accused.

The apex court asked her to face trial in the case registered against her and her husband.

The top court said that the chargesheet had already been filed in the case.

The apex court earlier on July 5 reserved its order on Setalvad’s plea regarding defreezing of her bank account and the NGOs.

A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, was hearing the arguments.

The Gujarat Government told the apex court that Setalvad had allegedly spent NGO money meant for secular education for her personal purpose, including liquor consumption.Setalvad, rejected the Gujarat Government’s allegation and told the court that the state government was harassing her and wanted to paralyse her activities.