Teesta Setalvad Questioned By City Crime Branch Official

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Ahmedabad

Teesta Setalvad | Gulberg society funds | Gujarat High Court | Congress

Activist Teesta Setalvad was questioned by city crime branch officials here today in connection with the alleged Gulberg Society fund misuse case.

Setalvad, who appeared before the officials around 11 am, was quizzed for about seven hours, crime branch sources said.Talking to reporters after the questioning, Setalvad maintained that she is innocent and had been framed in a false case.

“As directed by the Gujarat High Court, I have given my statement to the officials. Other accused in the case will give their statement tomorrow. I am booked in a false case. I have done nothing wrong and I have all the documents to support my claims,” she said.

Earlier on December 5, the Gujarat High Court had directed Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s son Tanvir along with former Gulberg society resident Firoz Gulzar to appear before the crime branch every fortnight in this case.The High Court gave this direction while hearing anticipatory bail applications filed by Setalvad and three others, in which they have contended that the city crime branch of the Gujarat police was interested in arresting her and others in the fund misuse case.

Setalvad and others sought anticipatory bail from the High Court as the city sessions court here had rejected their pre-arrest bail plea on March 25.

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