Mumbai: A team of Gujarat police reached the Mumbai home of activist Teesta Setalvad after a court today refused to grant her protection from possible arrest in a case linked to the alleged embezzlement of funds.
Setalvad, who has for years fought for the victims of the 2002 communal violence in Gujarat, has been accused of misusing some Rs. 1.5 crore allegedly collected for a museum at the Gulbarg Society, where over 60 were killed during the riots.
The complaint was filed by 12 residents of the society. The museum was reportedly shelved.
Following the bail rejection, Setalvad, including her husband Javed Anand, former MP Ehsan Jafri’s son Tanvir and two office bearers of the Gulberg society – Salimbhai Sandhi and Firoz Gulzar may face arrest.
The Ahmedabad crime branch had already started searching for her. They have contacted Mumbai crime branch to locate her.
Setalvad has said that the allegations are politically motivated. She is likely to move the Supreme Court tomorrow for anticipatory bail.