Sadiq Ali Noorani, owner of Esplanade Mansion in south Mumbai, withdrew his petition against R.R. Patil wherein he had alleged negligence on the part of the home minister.
Noorani had filed the petition on April 12 seeking investigation by an independent agency after a woman encroached in one of the offices claimed to be a member of the Nationalist Congress Party and also claimed to be close to the home minister.
Esplanade Mansion, popularly known as the lawyers' building, is situated next to the City Civil and Sessions Court in South Mumbai.
Public prosecutor Pandurang Pol informed the court that on receiving a letter from Noorani, the home minister asked the police to make the necessary inquiries.
“The police had lodged an FIR and would soon be filing a summary report before the magistrate,” said Pol.
According to Noorani’s lawyer Rajendra Kachve, one Sabira Sikwani allegedly entered into one of the offices on the first floor in Esplanade Mansion in December 2009. Noorani was using the office to store some of his articles.
Sikwani threw the articles outside and took possession of the office claiming she knew R.R. Patil and the office would now be used for NCP's work. She demanded Rs 60 lakh to vacate the office, said Kachve. Noorani had then made a representation to Patil. He approached the HC alleging that no action was taken on his letter.