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Teesta Setalvad

17 June 2016

The Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of Sabrang Trust, an NGO run by social activists, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand.

15 October 2015

Angry exchanges between senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Javed Anand, and the Solicitor General, Ranjit Kumar, marked the hearing before Court No 3 at 2pm before justices Anil R Dave, Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla and V Gopala Gowda.£££para£££

13 October 2015

The uncertainty surrounding the Supreme Court’s extension of protection from arrest of social activist, Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, will be cleared tomorrow, 14 October, as matter has been listed before justices Anil R Dave, Fakkir mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla and V Gopala Gowda at 2 p.m. at Court 3. The bench will hear the matter till 2.55 p.m.

13 October 2015

SetalvadAs item 8 came up in Court No.3 at 11:30 AM on Monday, 12 October, before justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel, the principal judge, Dave, showed considerable reluctance to extend the protection given to social activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand from arrest by the Gujarat Police, as sought by their counsel, senior advocate, Kapil Sibal.

11 August 2015

The Indian Express and others reported:

The Bombay HC granted anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand booked by the CBI under the FCRA for allegedly collecting foreign funds.

Justice Mridula Bhatkar observed there was no need of custodial interrogation. “Prima facie, I am of the view, their (prosecution) case is based on accounts and documents… If the accounts are not maintained, the prosecution is free to frame charges and proceed,” said Justice Bhatkar.

Senior counsel Aspi Chinoy and Mihir Desai appeared for Setalvad and Anand, while state advocate general Anil Singh argued for the CBI.

24 July 2015

Update 17:14:

In a breather for social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Bombay High Court on Friday extended her and her husband Javed Anand's interim bail by two weeks.

The high court order came barely hours after a special court rejected their anticipatory bail application, paving the way for their immediate arrest.Anticipating arrest for custodial interrogation sought by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Setalvad's lawyers moved the Bombay High Court.

Setalvad, Anand and an associate G.M. Peshimam have been charged with committing fraud and irregularities pertaining to foreign donations received by her NGO, Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act.

A CBI Special Court in Mumbai today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, paving the way for her immediate arrest.

Soon after, her lawyers moved the Bombay high court for relief.

Setalvad, Anand and some others have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation with fraud and irregularities under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act on foreign donations received by the activist’s Sabrang NGO

On July 8, the CBI had registered a case against them for accepting foreign donations from the Ford Foundation without seeking prior permission of the concerned authorities.

Last week, the CBI followed this up with raids at Setalvad’s residence and offices in Mumbai for allegedly diverting funds from the foreign donors to her organisation.

19 March 2015

The Supreme Court bench of justices Dipak Misra and AK Goel has extended the anticipatory bail plea of human rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband to a larger bench, while ordering that the stay on her arrest should continue, reported Mint.

18 February 2015

TeestaSaurav Datta presents the case against Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, as well as their defence, and looks into the case law and arguments that’ll lie before the Supreme Court tomorrow.