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Anjali Damania camps at Mumbai police station, gets FIR filed against BJP’s Khadse for ‘obscene remarks’

The Vakola police have registered a zero FIR against Khadse under section 509 of the IPC for outraging modesty.

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 00:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Khadse had taken a press conference on Wednesday, refuting the charges of misogyny even as he said he had named no one in the speech.

An FIR was registered against BJP leader Eknath Khadse after he allegedly used sexual slur against activist and former Aam Aadmi Party leader Anjali Damania. The Vakola police station registered the report a day after she filed a complaint and camped at the police station for 28 hours. She even slept inside the station, protesting against the police’s failure to file a case.

In her complaint, she said, “On September 2, I got a call from a social activist who told me that Khadse had made some obscene remark about me. I asked him what did he say but the activist said he was feeling ashamed to say it over the phone.”

The alleged incident took place at a public function on the occasion of Khadse’s birthday in Muktainagar in Jalgaon. Damania said she contacted a few regional channels for the video clipping of Khadse using obscene remarks against her.

“I managed to get the clipping around 11.30 pm on Tuesday. In the video, while replying to my allegations on how he managed to amass such wealth, he said he planted mango trees 10 years back. First they were small, now his mangoes are big and are giving him income. Damania’s mangoes are smaller,” stated Damania in her statement to the police.

The Vakola police have registered a zero FIR against Khadse under section 509 of the IPC for outraging modesty.

Khadse, in a press conference on Wednesday, denied the allegation of sexual innuendo and remarks saying he had not named anyone and there were many Khadses and Damanias and specific reference had not been made against Anjali Damania.

Further, he had added that his remarks were being misconstrued.

The tussle between Damania and Khadse has its roots in the former’s complaint against the BJP leader’s disproportionate assets. Damania has filed a public interest litigation in the matter in the Bombay high court.

First Published: Sep 07, 2017 12:35 IST