The Supreme Court today issued notice on the plea filed by Teesta Seetalvad seeking bail, after the Gujarat High Court had adjourned her bail plea without granting any interim relief. The Court will hear the plea on Thursday.

The Bench comprising of Justice U. U. Lalit, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia noted in its order, the submission of Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal for Teesta that the allegations in the FIR are merely a recitation of what transpired earlier that culminated in judgement of this Apex Court.

Teesta Seetalvad had moved the Supreme Court challenging the refusal of interim relief by the Gujarat High Court in the case filed against Teesta by Gujarat ATS alleging that she had been falsifying records in order to implicate high ranking officials in 2002 Gujarat Riot Case.

The matter was mentioned before the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice N. V. Ramana for urgent listing. The Court agreed to list the matter.

Earlier, a sessions court in Ahmedabad had refused bail to Teesta Setalvad and former Director General of Police R B Sreekumar.

Teesta Seetalvad was arrested by the Gujarat ATS a day after the Supreme Court bench led by Justice A. M. Khanwilkar had pronounced the judgment in the plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by SIT to the high-ranking officials and the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat Riot Case.

The Gujarat police had opposed Teesta Setalvad's bail application. She was part of a "larger conspiracy" carried out at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel to dismiss the BJP government in the state after the 2002 riots, claimed an affidavit filed by the police's Special Investigation Team before the sessions court.