Activists support Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand

Updated - November 16, 2021 06:22 pm IST

Published - February 13, 2015 12:18 pm IST - MUMBAI

Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad

As the threat of arrest looms large over the activist couple Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, who were in the forefront of fight for justice to the Gujarat riot victims, activists have extended support to both saying they have no doubt whatsoever regarding their “honesty and integrity” in the dealings of financial transactions of trust Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). 

Activists and fellow trustees of CJP including I.M. Kadri, Nandan Maluste, Cyrus Guzder, Alyque Padamsee, Anil Dharker, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Rahul Bose, Cedric Prakash on Friday issued a statement saying they stand by the couple during these difficult time. 

“As trustees of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), we have full faith in our fellow trustee, Javed Anand, and secretary, Teesta Setalvad, and we stand by them during these difficult times. We have no doubt whatsoever regarding their honesty and integrity in the dealings of CJP. We are convinced that there is no factual basis to sustain the charge of embezzlement, and this has been asserted by the independent auditors of CJP,” said the statement. 

The Supreme Court on Thursday had stayed the arrest of both Ms. Setalvad and Mr. Anand for a day, hours after Gujarat High Court rejected their anticipatory bail plea in an alleged cheating case.

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