Gujarat police books Teesta Setalvad, others for usurping money collected for Gulbarg Society

Ahmedabad/January 6
Gujarat police on Monday booked social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband, Zakia Zafri’s son Tanvir Jafri and two others on charges of usurping Rs 1.51 crore that was collected on the name of Gulbarg Society riot victims to turn society into museum.
As per reports, twelve residents of Gulbarg Society, who were the victims of 2002 post Godhra riots in Gujarat which includes some witnesses in the case, has alleged that Teesta Setalvad and others has collected money Rs 1.51 crore for converting Gulbarg Society or helping the victims of the society in re-construction of their houses from national and international organisations.
However, Satalvad, a secretary with Centre for Justice and Peace NGO, didn’t use the collected money for the purpose stated neither they have been provided financial assistance for re-construction of their houses.
On the basis of complaint, police have booked Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Tanvir Jafri and two others under various sections of IPC for not using money, collected between 2007 to 2012, for the stated purpose as the money is lying with Setalvad as fixed deposits.