Teesta Setalvad

  • Gulbarg fund case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 23 April 4, 2014

    In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir, the Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed their arrest till April 23 in connection with the Gulbarg fund embezzlement case. The High Court extended the stay after the state government sought...
  • Gulbarg fund embezzlement case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 4 March 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed till April 4 the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir, in connection with the alleged fund embezzlement case involving the riot-ravaged Gulbarg Society. Justice Anant Dave sent a notice to...
  • Gulbarg Society fund case: Teesta Setalvad faces arrest as court rejects bail plea March 25, 2014

    Social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir were on Tuesday denied anticipatory bail by a local court in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case. Ahmedabad city sessions court judge HC Vora also rejected anticipatory bail plea of two others who were...
  • Court reserves order on Teesta Setalvad, husband's bail plea March 18, 2014

    A local court on Tuesday concluded the hearing and reserved its order on social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand's anticipatory bail pleas in connection with the Gulbarg society fund embezzlement case. Ahmedabad city sessions court judge H C Vora reserved the order which is likely to be pronounced...
  • Teesta cheated 2002 Godhra riots victims: Gujarat police to HC March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Opposing the petition filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband seeking quashing of an FIR against them for alleged misappropriation of funds, Gujarat police on Tuesday told Bombay High Court that the duo had cheated victims of 2002 Godhra riots and "embezzled funds" collected in their name. ...
  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband February 24, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against the...
  • Zakia Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri files for anticipatory bail January 16, 2014

    Tanvir Jafri, son of Zakia Jafri, has filed an application before a metropolitan magistrate's court here, seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged cheating case lodged by Gulbarg Society residents against activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. Chief public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt informed magistrate S P Vora that it would...
  • FIR against Teesta, husband for allegedly usurping money January 6, 2014

    An FIR has been lodged against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Zakia Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri and two others for allegedly usurping Rs 1.51 crore collected by them for turning Gulbarg Society into a museum, police said. "An FIR has been lodged under Sections 120(B), 406 and 420...
  • CBI gives clean chit to Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan case: Sources December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close confidant Amit Shah, the CBI has given a clean chit to him in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, say sources. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the supplementary chargesheet filed by the...
  • BJP attacks Gujarat DGP Sreekumar, rakes up ISRO spy case November 7, 2013

    BJP, on Thursday, alleged that former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar levelled charges of fake encounters against the Narendra Modi's government as a quid pro quo for the UPA dispensation giving him a clean chit in ISRO spy case "fabricated" by him. At a press conference held in New Delhi, BJP spokesperson...
  • BJP accuses policeman who took on Modi of cooking up ISRO spying case November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has launched an all out attack on former Gujarat IPS officer RB Sreekumar accusing him of cooking up the 1994 ISRO spying case. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi has alleged that the anti-Narendra Modi policeman was part of the Intelligence Bureau team which illegally detained...
  • Ishrat Jahan was a dedicated student, not a terrorist: Family July 6, 2013

    The family of Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in a fake encounter in Gujarat, has once again said that she was not a terrorist. "She was somebody who used to be scared of cockroaches and lizards. How could she be a terrorist and kill people? She was dedicated to her...
  • Narendra Modi never said 'go and kill people': SIT April 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The lawyer of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), which has given a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 post-Godhra riots case after investigating complaint filed by Zakia Jafri, on Thursday said that "Modi has never said that go and kill people". Opposing the...
  • Gujarat riots: Crime Branch to probe Teesta Setalvad's collection of funds March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ahmedabad Crime Branch is likely to conduct an inquiry into activist Teesta Setalvad's collection of funds for Gulbarg Society. The residents had alleged that Teesta had collected donations in the name of Gulbarg Society and had not distributed the money. A section of Gulberg Society residents met...
  • 2002 riots: Gulbarg Society residents, Setalvad caught in a dispute March 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: It's been 11 years since the Godhra riots, but apart from waiting for justice, victims' families are now facing what they call another injustice. At a function marking 11 years of the riots, at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society, activist Teesta Setalvad was missing from the memorial service. The human rights...
  • Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: CBI probing role of former Ahmedabad police commissioner February 24, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After IPS officer Girish Singhal, the CBI has now arrested two more police officers in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case. Former deputy superintendent of police Tarun Barot and former inspector JG Parmar, both of whom are already in judicial custody in the alleged Sadik Jamal fake encounter...
  • We have 'strong' evidence against Modi in riot case: Activist February 19, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Social activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday claimed there is "strong" evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, whom the SIT has given a clean chit in the post-Godhra riot case, in a complaint filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri. "We have many strong cases...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta appointment row: Teesta welcomes SC ruling January 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta, in a blow to the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • Naroda Patiya: It's a historic judgement, says Teesta August 29, 2012

    Social activist Teesta Setalvad on Wednesday welcomed the court's ruling in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, which convicted 32 people including BJP MLA and former minister Maya Kodnani of murder and conspiracy. ...
  • Gujarat riots: Teesta's plea for report rejected July 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad metropolitan court on Monday rejected a petition by Teesta Setalvad and Amrish Patel to inspect the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report on the Gulbarg Society massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots. While dismissing Setalvad and Patel's petition, the court allowed Zakia Jafri's lawyer to inspect the 25,000-page...
  • Chronology of events in the Best Bakery case July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Best Bakery case, in which 14 people were killed on March 1, 2002 during the Gujarat carnage, had become one of the most high-profile cases of the violence that erupted across Gujarat after the Godhra train incident. Following is the chronology of events in the Best Bakery...
  • Gulbarg killing: Zakia gets 2 days to file reply May 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Monday handed over the final copy of the SIT report on the Gulbarg Society massacre to Zakia Jafri, a month after the Supreme Court-appointed SIT found no prosecutable evidence against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The report is 25,000-pages long. The court has asked Jafri...
  • Best Bakery: Bombay HC to hear Yasmeen's plea March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The 2002 Best Bakery case is set to come up for hearing before the Bombay High Court on Monday. The court will begin hearing the appeals filed by nine convicts who were awarded life terms in connection with the case. The court is expected to bring up the matter...
  • Gulbarg case: Court to hear Jafri's petition February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: An Ahmedabad court will hear a fresh petition filed by the family of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri on Wednesday. Zakia Jafri and Teesta Setalvad-led Citizens for Justice and Peace filed an application in the Metropolitan Court in Ahmedabad on Thursday stating that they have an apprehension that...
  • SC slams Gujarat Govt for case against Teesta February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Gujarat government for initiating a probe against social activist Teesta Setalvad for her alleged role in a case of illegal exhumation of the bodies of the 2002 riot victims, saying it is a "spurious" case to victimise her. Gujarat government had...
  • Zakia getting the SIT report a victory for us: Teesta Setalvad February 15, 2012

    Activist Teesta Setalvad said that she was happy with the court order to give the SIT report to Zakia Jafri. ...
  • Guj riots: Court order on SIT report on Feb 15 February 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court will pass its order on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report on the Gulbarg Society massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots on February 15. The SIT on Monday opposed giving its report on the massacre to Teesta Setalvad-led Citizens for Justice and Peace and senior lawyer...
  • SIT report on riots in court; Modi optimistic February 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains optimistic as the court of Metropolitan Magistrate MS Bhat in Ahmedabad is set to hear the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) closure report on the Gulbarg massacre during the 2002 riots. The court will also decide if activists Teesta Setalvad and Mukul Sinha...
  • 2002 riots: Teesta says she received death threats February 13, 2012

    Social activist Teesta Setalvad claimed on Monday that she was receiving death threats ever since the SIT report on the 2002 riots was submitted to the Gujarat court. ...
  • Gujarat court to hear SIT report on 2002 riots February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: An Ahmedabad court will on Monday hear the closure report filed by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team in the Gulbarg society massacre in the 2002 riots. It will also hear the petitions of social activists Teesta Setalvad and Mukul Sinha seeking copies of the report filed in...