19/03/2015 2:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

SC Extends Stay On Teesta Setalvad's Arrest

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Civil society activist Teesta Setalvad briefing the media after the Supreme Court directed the Special Investigation Team, which is probing the post-Godhra riot cases, to submit its final report before an Ahmedabad magistrate, who was asked to decide whether to proceed against the Gujarat Chief Minister and 62 other. (Photo by Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the stay on the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the ongoing probe over the misappropriation of public funds, while has been filed against them. The apex court also referred Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea in the case to a larger bench.

Last month, the Supreme Court had directed the Gujarat Police to provide Setalvad and her husband a list of documents needed from them.

The court had told the Gujarat Police that the accused are also entitled to have the list, which has already made available to the Supreme Court.

An FIR had reportedly been lodged last year against Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and Tanvir Jafri, son of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri (who was killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots), for allegedly embezzling funds meant for a museum for the victims of the incident.

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