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Gujarat police accuses Teesta Setalvad of misappropriating NGO funds for wine, hairdressers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 July 2015, 18:17 IST

The Gujarat Police has opposed the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad in the Supreme Court, saying that Setalvad and her husband spent their NGO funds for buying wine, earbuds, mobile phones, movie CDs and eating out at restaurants.

  • The State's police has accused the couple of trying to tamper with evidence while contesting Setalvad's request for anticipatory bail.
  • The police also said that the documents obtained from Setalvad shows she sought reimbursement for hairstyling expenses incurred "during trips to Rome and Pakistan".
  • Earlier this month, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided Setalvad's home in Mumbai after filing a criminal case against her. The activist has been accused of violating foreign exchange laws and misusing the funds donated to her NGO by the US-based Ford Foundation in 2009.
  • At an earlier hearing, the CBI described her as "a threat to national security."
  • Setalvad has earlier denied any wrongdoing. Her lawyer said that she is being persecuted for the cases that she has filed against PM Narendra Modi, accusing him of failing to stop the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002.
First published: 22 July 2015, 18:17 IST
 
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