A senior officer of the Gujarat crime branch confirmed that the police team had reached Setalvad's residence in Mumbai a couple of hours after the High Court verdict, but they failed to find the activists in their house.     
In the meantime, Setalvad and her husband approached the Supreme Court and obtained a stay on their arrest.     

The court has denied anticipatory bail to the husband-wife activist duo in the alleged Rs 1.51-crore Gulbarg Society funds embezzlement case.

Observing that activist Setalvad was not co-operating in the probe, the Court rejected her anticipatory bail plea in a case related to embezzlement of funds meant for a museum in Gulbarg Society, which was devastated in the 2002 riots.

"The applicants cannot be protected with full fledged anticipatory bail when they did not co-operate with the investigation," Justice J B Pardiwala had said, turning down their bail application.

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