Above: Teesta Setalvad. Photo: YouTube
The Supreme Court on Monday (July 10) ordered that social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband will have to face trial in the case of an alleged scam related to money donated for 2002 riot victims.
The case was about the petitioner (Setalvad) challenging the Gujarat Police allegation that she had her husband had “siphoned off” Rs 3.85 crore for “personal use” from the Rs 9.75 crore donations received by their NGOs for the welfare of the 2002 riot victims.
The case is being heard by the bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy. The bench ordered that since the chargesheet has already been filed, Setalvad must face all trial cases registered against her and her husband.
—India Legal Bureau