Setalvad's NGO had supported Zakia Jafri throughout her legal battle.
In some part of the country, the beard is not associated with your persona but your religious identity.
The vehicle is reportedly registered under the name of a Meerut native.
Nanavati had been appointed by the NDA government to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Incidents of members of the minority community being assaulted for refusing to say 'Jai Shri Ram' have been reported from several parts of the country recently.
The rioting had taken place on February 28, 2002, in the Naroda Patiaya area of Ahmedabad where a mob had killed 97 people, most of them from a minority community.
The former top cop was detained in a case where an advocate was allegedly falsely implicated in a drug case.
Fifty-nine 'karsevaks' were killed in the Godhra train burning incident of February 27, 2002, triggering the worst communal riots in the history of Gujarat in which over 1,000 people, mostly belonging to the minority community, were killed.