SC extends interim bail of Teesta, husband
The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the interim bail of social activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband till April 29 in two criminal cases of alleged embezzlement of funds lodged by Gujarat Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
A Bench, comprising Justices AR Dave, FMI Kalifulla and V Gopala Gowda, also referred the matters to Chief Justice TS Thakur for constituting another Bench to hear them. It said the CJI will set up a regular Bench for hearing them as the present combination of judges are not sitting together on a day-to-day basis. The Bench declined the plea of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for Teesta and her husband Javed Anand, that instead of any particular duration the interim bail be extended till further order.
“No we cannot do that,” the Bench said, making it clear that it was extending interim bail for about a month-and-a-half. The interim bail of the couple is expiring on March 18. The Apex Court had on January 28 asked them to cooperate in the probe with the Gujarat Police and the CBI.