New Delhi: The Supreme Court today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad, and her husband Javed Anand.
The apex court has extended interim protection from arrest till March end.
The couple has been accused of misappropriation of funds for building a museum in the Gulbarg society.
The couple had approached the apex court against the January 31 order of the Bombay High Court which had given them only interim protection for four weeks till February 28 with a direction to approach the Gujarat High Court for anticipatory bail.
Teesta and her husband have been booked by the Crime Branch of Gujarat Police on the charges of cheating, breach of trust and under the IT Act, in a matter related to construction of “Museum of resistance” in the Gulbarg society in Ahmedabad which was hit by communal riot in 2002.