Mumbai : In a relief to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to the activist couple in a Foreign Contribution Regulations Act violation case, saying it is unable to find any threat to national security or public interest if they remain free.

The court while granting bail to the duo also held that it does not find any possibility of the accused persons fleeing from justice and that their custodial interrogation was not required.

Justice Mridula Bhatkar, however, observed that prima facie Teesta and her husband have violated the provisions of FCRA) and directed them to cooperate with the investigations and not instigate anyone to protest against CBI and not indulge in any criminal activity.

While granting the duo anticipatory bail, the court said if they are arrested then they shall be released immediately after furnishing surety of Rs 20,000.

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