29, May 2018
Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Monday extended the protection from arrest to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till June 13 in a Rs 1.4-crore fund embezzlement case.
Earlier in the day, Justice A.Y. Kogje, in whose court the matter had been listed, recused himself from hearing it, saying “not before me”.
The matter was then taken up by the court of Justice Biren Vaishnav, who extended the activists’ interim protection from arrest till June 13.
The court has fixed the next hearing for June 12.
The Supreme Court had last month granted temporary relief to Setalvad and Anand, extending their interim protection from arrest and transit anticipatory bail from May 2 to May 31, granted to them by Bombay High Court.
The apex court had said the two would not be arrested till May 31, but before that they would have to approach the competent court in Gujarat, which would decide the matter on merits.
Setalvad and Anand had moved Gujarat High Court after a lower court rejected their anticipatory bail plea in the embezzlement case related to their NGO Sabrang Trust. PTI
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