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Gujarat Police submits in SC list of documents sought from Teesta Setalvad

The Gujarat Police has provided to the Supreme Court a list of documents, including those related to personal expenditure of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, it needed in its probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.



New Delhi: The Gujarat Police has provided to the Supreme Court a list of documents, including those related to personal expenditure of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, it needed in its probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Among other important documents, investigators have sought a list of donors, both foreign and local to their two NGOs -- Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace --along with the date of donation and the amount and their addresses and contact numbers since 2007 till date.

The Crime Branch, Ahmedabad, had on February 20 placed in the apex court a list of 33 documents like copies of all credit card bills held and used by Setalvad and Javed Anand from April 2008 to December 2014 along with the statement of payments made towards these credit card bills from their personal accounts with supporting vouchers/document.

The police have also sought statement disclosing which items in the bills of the credit cards pertain to the personal expenditure of the couple and which items of expenditure have been made in connection with the objects of the trust.

The apex court had on February 19 made it clear that the couple will supply all documents, vouchers, list of donors name in the two NGOs in the wake of allegation by Gujarat Police that funds of the NGOs were allgedly used for personal purpose by them, a charge denied by Setalvad.

Among other documents, the investigators have demanded vouchers/invoices in respect of the items of expenditure in credit cards bills which were claimed to have been incurred in connection with the object of the trust. Further, the police had sought documents which will provide details regarding nature of business from which income has been earned as per the income tax returns filed by Setalvad and her husband under the heading business income.

Details of all gifts made to them from April 2008 to March 2014 by parents as well as by other donors have been sought by police which want to know whether they were made by cheque or cash with the identities and addresses of persons.

Other documents relate to the banks and account books and list of every donor foreign and local to Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt. Ltd. From October 2007 till date, with their addresses and contact numbers.

Police have also sought documents to verify details of cash donations received with names of donors and its utilisation and all bank account details, current and savings, of Sabrang Trust and CJP from 2007 onwards till date along with vouchers and invoices.

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