Activist Anjali Damania Receives Call From ‘Dawood Ibrahim’, Asked to Withdraw Case Against BJP’s Eknath Shinde
Mumbai, September 23: Activist Anjali Damania claimed that late in the night she received a threat call from a Pakistan-based number identified as ‘Dawood 2‘ on Truecaller app. The Mumbai based activist alleged that she was asked to withdraw all cases she had filed against senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse.
Following Damania’s complaint, Mumbai police have registered a complaint on Saturday. Damania had filed a case against Khadse for using sexist slur against her in a public speech. She has also filed a PIL against the BJP leader in a disproportionate assets case.
According to reports, Damania informed media houses and Mumbai police officials that she had received a call at around 12:30 am last night and was asked to take back all cases filed against Khadse or face consequences.
The phone call was made from a landline number which had a city code of Karachi. The number has noted as +92213587179. Numbers from Pakistan start with the ISD code +92. The complaint has been filed under sections 507 and 506 of the IPC.
Informed CM on threat call frm a landline number of Pakistan,asking me to withdraw all cases against Eknath Khadse.Jt CP Crime investigating pic.twitter.com/Gsws5rO8WK
— Mrs Anjali Damania (@anjali_damania) September 23, 2017
Damania also shared a screenshot on twitter saying that the number was listed in the name of Dawood 2 in the caller identification app, Truecaller.
India’s most wanted criminal, Dawood Ibrahim is known for running mafia in Mumbai and is an accused in several cases of extortion, drug trafficking, murder and terrorism. He is also wanted in the 1993 Bombay bomb blast case. Several reports suggest that he is currently living in Pakistan.
“I have received a threat call and its is very disturbing. I have informed the Chief Minister about the call. And Joint Commissioner of Police, crime has been asked to look into the issue. The number was traced to Karachi, and it was listed in the name of Dawood 2 on Truecaller,” Damania said.
A male caller asked Damania to take back all cases against Khadse otherwise he would make her “life miserable”. The caller said that he knows Damania has a family and added that she was making things difficult for many people.