An FIR has been lodged against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Zakia Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri and two others for allegedly usurping Rs 1.51 crore collected by them for turning Gulbarg Society into a museum, police said.
"An FIR has been lodged under Sections 120(B), 406 and 420 of the IPC and Section 72 (A) of the IT Act against Setalvad, Anand, Tanvir Jafri and two others for allegedly usurping Rs 1.51 crore, which they had collected (as donation) for converting Gulbarg Society into a museum," a senior Crime Branch official said today.
"The funds, according to the residents, were collected between 2007 and 2012 by Setalvad from abroad under the promise that Gulbarg Society would be converted into a museum. However, the funds are lying as fixed deposits with Setalvad," the official said.
ACP KN Patel is investigating the case. Residents of Gulbarg Society, which came under attack during the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat in 2002 with 68 people losing their lives, had demanded the Rs 1.51 crore back from Setalvad last year after alleging that the money collected in their name had not been used for the purpose stated.
Twelve Gulbarg Society residents, including some of the witnesses of the Gulbarg case trial, had sent a notice in this regard to the Centre for Justice and Peace (CJP) secretary Setalvad and alleged that she has not fulfilled the promises of providing financial support to reconstruct their houses.
Since the post-Godhra riots in which more than 1,000 people lost their lives, Setalvad has through her NGO been actively providing legal and other assistance to the victims.
"As per the RTI information, we have come to know that you have collected huge donations from national and international organisations in the name of providing financial assistance to us in the reconstruction of houses and/or for developing the society into a museum," the 12 Gulbarg Society members had alleged.
"But despite collecting foreign donations of approximately Rs 63 lakh in the account of Citizens for Justice and Peace and Rs 88 lakh in the account of Sabrang Trust, nothing has been passed on to the members of the society either for the reconstruction of the houses or for the development of the museum," they further said.
Efforts to contact Setalvad proved unsuccessful.
Recently, a metropolitan magistrate's court accepted a Special Investigation Team closure report in connection with the post-Godhra riots and rejected Zakia Jafri's protest petition. The petition was filed by Zakia and Setalvad's NGO, CJP, against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others.
Following the verdict, Zakia and Setalvad had said that they would appeal the ruling in a higher court.
Teesta embossed the Picture of Hindu Goddess on the picture of ISIS beheading the American Reporter.
Shows her naked hatred of Hindus !
The Lady like her so called secular frauds & supporters here has gone just crazy .
Where is the explanation for transfer of Public Funds to her CREDIT CARD ??
YOU JUST spoke about Jethmalani,SIT,Rais Khan ,Firoz Khan etc .
FRIEND WHY CAN'T YOU ADMIT THAT TEESTA HAS EMBEZZLED FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION MONEY WHICH STAND SPROVED BEYOND DOUBT ???
Oh now I will be called Sanghi,Bajrangi .
Whatever Anwaar and Bi saroja say BUT THEY CAN'T WISH AWAY THE FACT THAT TEESTA SPENT R
s1.6 MILLIONS ie Rs ONE CRORE AND SIXTY LAC VIA HER CREDIT CARD .
THE MONEY WAS MEANT FOR THE WELFARE OF THE HINDU-MUSLIM RIOT VICTIMS.
CREDIT CARD IS HER PERSONAL ACCOUNT AND WELFARE FUNDS COULD NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN UTILIZED VIA HE PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
Modi's hand or Hinduvata plot has no meaning here .They did not and could not transfer Public Funds with Teesta in her Credit Card Account.
FARUKI,BI SAROJA ,TEESTA AND Co. can't and can never cover these facts which indicates serious frauds done by Teesta.
SO TO SAY MODI PLOT IS ITSELF A FRAUD TO COVER UP THE FRAUD OF TEESTA !!
DID MODI TRANSFER THE FUNDS THE TYEESTA'S CREDIT CARD ??
There are still Rs 5.5 crs LEFT which Teesta is refusing to account for in addition to 1.6 crs she spent via her Personal Credit Card.
I NEVER KNEW THAT TO BE A SECULAR ONE HAS TO SUPPORT THE FRAUDS TOO !!!
Now instead of straight forward explanation my friends will post a few links having no justification or details of the Expenses by Teetsa JUST to skirt the issue .
That is the SECULAR WAY OF COVERING STEALING OF PUBLIC MONEY !!
At time it feels, majority Hindus of this country have become a lamp post where any dog can come and urinate.
First it was Rahul Gandhi who this week said those going to mandir and calling women as mother and sister are same who abuse women in buses.
Then today Teesta Setalvad, wife of Javed Anand posting a picture today insulting Hindu goddesses and gods in reference to worst Islamic terror organization ISIS.
>> Is it true that Teesta has apologized for the photshop?
She said image was still being worked on, and got uploaded by mistake.
Seems like we got only the trailer. Wonder how the full movie might have been.
BTW, where are the Teesta apologists? They are curiously silent.