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Bombay HC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta and her husband

Mumbai Bombay High Court

Mumbai, Aug 11 : The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, who were booked by the CBI for allegedly collecting funds from abroad.

Teesta’s lawyer Vijay Hiremath said that his clients were very happy with the court’s decision.

“The conditions are that they cannot leave India. The court also observed that there is no threat to the national security from the activity of Teesta and Javed,” Hiremath told the media here.

The CBI had on July 8 registered a case against Setalvad and her husband and subsequently raided their home and offices a week later.

The agency is probing whether Setalvad’s Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Sabrang received funding from the United States-based Ford Foundation without the government permission.(ANI)