NEW DELHI, Nov 01: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to interfere with a 2019 Gujarat High Court order, granting anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in a case of embezzlement of funds.
The court affirmed the pre-arrest, while directing the couple to co-operate with the investigating agency in the case.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sudhanshu Dhulia, and Prashant Kumar Mishra, was hearing a batch of pleas filed by Setalvad, her husband and also by the Gujarat Police and the CBI as arising out of FIRs in connection with allegations of embezzlemeent of funds.
The bench asked Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, representing the Gujarat police and the CBI, as to what survived in this matter.
Raju claimed there was non-cooperation by the couple. He said the protection for them continued, but it was not that such protection will be enjoyed without any fetters.
“What has happened now? What is the purpose that this came up before us now? What has happened in the main case,” the bench asked.
In a separate matter, the bench noted that a charge sheet was filed in 2016 and the bail was regularised in 2017, therefore nothing survived in the matter and the petition is disposed of.