‘Dawood 2’ asks activist to withdraw cases against BJP’s Eknath Khadse
Anjali Damania had filed a case against Khadse for using sexist slur in reference to her in a public speech made by him. She has also filed a PIL against the BJP leader in a disproportionate assets case in the Mumbai high court.
Activist Anjali Damania filed a complaint on Saturday after she received a threat call late in the night from a Pakistan-based number identified as Dawood 2 on Truecaller app, asking her to withdraw all cases she had filed against senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse.
Damania had filed a case against Khadse for using sexist slur in reference to her in a public speech made by him. She has also filed a PIL against the BJP leader in a disproportionate assets case in the Mumbai high court.
Damania told HT that she had received a call at around 12.30 last night and was asked to take back all cases filed against Khadse or face consequences.
The phone call was made from a landlines number with Karachi city code. The complaint, filed under sections 507 and 506 of the IPC, has noted the number as +922135871719. Numbers from Pakistan start with the ISD code +92.
Damania tweeted that the number was listed in the name of Dawood 2 in the caller identification app, Truecaller.
Dawood Ibrahim is India’s most wanted criminal, who is known for running mafia in Mumbai and is an accused in several cases of murder, extortion, drug trafficking and terrorism, besides the 1993 bomb blasts in the city. He is currently said to be living in Pakistan.
“It’s very disturbing to receive such a threat call. I have informed the chief minister of the call. And Joint CP, crime has been asked to look into the issue. The number was traced to Pakistan, listed in the name of Dawood 2,” said Damania.
The call recorded by her (an audio clip is with HT) has a male caller asking her to take back all cases against Khadse otherwise he would make her ‘’life miserable”.
The caller said that he knows she has family and added that she was making things difficult for many people.