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  • SC questions source of money in Teesta Setalvad’s frozen account

    Published on February 21, 2017

    scNew Delhi: The Supreme Court today questioned the source of money in the bank accounts of social activist Teesta Setalvad and others which were frozen by Ahmedabad police in 2015 after allegations of misappropriation.

    A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the counsel for Setalvad that from where did the money in these bank accounts have come. The counsel said, there are multiple donors who have donated the money for various purposes.

    The counsel said, they have submitted the details of source of money to the Gujarat government but till now no action has been taken on defreezing the accounts.

    Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Gujarat, told the bench that some time was needed to file detailed reply on the issue. The bench then posted the matter for further hearing on April 18.

    On November 9 last year, the apex court had fixed the pleas of Setalvad, her husband and her two controversial NGOs challenging the freezing of their accounts for final hearing.

    The freezing of the accounts by Ahmedabad Police had come soon after its Crime Branch had started probing a case in which Setalvad and others were accused of embezzling 1.51 crore rupees collected to convert Gulberg Society into a museum.


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