A woman lawyer, Sneha Shasasane, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking action against the police for their “inaction” against a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activist whose kin allegedly assaulted her.
The police have not probed the case despite orders from a magistrate, she has alleged.
According to Shasasane’s plea, MNS activist Ganesh Kamble tried to extort money from her and, after she refused to pay, sent some of his women relatives to her home in Dadar on October 29 this year. The women assaulted her, she has claimed.
Shasasane has stated that she approached the Dadar police to lodge a complaint against Kamble and his relatives, but the police refused to file a First Information Report.
The plea says she finally filed a private compliant with the metropolitan magistrate, who directed the police to investigate the matter under Section 156 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
“The police have registered an FIR as per the magistrate’s order on November 3. However, the police have not conducted any probe in the case,” Shasasane said.
The division bench of Justice J N Patel and Justice Amjad Sayed has kept the matter for hearing on November 12.
Kamble, however, denied the allegations. “The row began after my children accidentally stepped over a rangoli made outside Shasasane’s house,” he said.
“She abused and hit my children. When I tried explaining things to her, she issued a threat that she was an advocate and I would have to face consequences,” he alleged. He also denied being associated with the MNS.