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Court quashes frivolous case

The Bombay high court last week quashed a criminal proceeding against a Vile Parle resident, initiated by Juhu police on the basis of a non-cognisable complaint lodged by Anita Jadhav, wife of a sitting Congress MLA Ashok Jadhav.

mumbai Updated: Mar 10, 2011 02:15 IST
HT Correspondent

The Bombay high court last week quashed a criminal proceeding against a Vile Parle resident, initiated by Juhu police on the basis of a non-cognisable complaint lodged by Anita Jadhav, wife of a sitting Congress MLA Ashok Jadhav.

In 2008, Priya Agarwal was crossing a road in Juhu when Anita’s car dashed into her 11-year-old son.

When Agarwal confronted Jadhav, she was assaulted. Agarwal had approached Juhu police station but they refused to take note of her complaint stating it was a minor scuffle worth ignoring. The police registered an NC (non-cognizable) against Agarwal when Anita approached them. They also obtained permission from Andheri metropolitan magistrate court to investigate the NC complaint.

Justice ND Deshpande quashed the proceedings initiated against Agarwal, observing what followed after this incident was natural reaction, but that does not give rise to any punishable offence. Justice Deshpande also noted that the evidence collected by the police did not make out any case.