Ahmedabad: Tanvir Jafri, son of Zakia Jafri, has filed an application before a metropolitan magistrate's court here, seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged cheating case lodged by Gulbarg Society residents against activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.
Chief public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt informed magistrate S P Vora that it would appoint a special public prosecutor in the case and adjourned the matter for hearing on January 21.
“In accordance with the government's instruction, I moved an application stating that a public prosecutor will be representing the government in the case,” Chief Public Prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt said.
Setalvad and her husband Anand were granted anticipatory bail by Bombay High Court for three weeks on January 10.
A former resident of the Gulbarg Society, where 68 persons were burnt alive by a mob in 2002 riots, Feroz Saeedkhan Pathan had lodged an FIR with the city police Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) against five people including Setalvad.