March 28, 2023

Sanjay Raut’s counsel had refuted the allegations when the petition was heard in March (File)


The Bombay High Court in the present day directed Mumbai Commissioner of Police to inquire right into a 36-year-old girl’s allegations of stalking and harassment by some males on the behest of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and her estranged husband.

A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar directed the police commissioner to submit a report back to the court docket on June 24.

The court docket was listening to a petition filed in February this yr by the lady, a psychologist by occupation, claiming that she was being stalked and harassed by unknown males on the behest of Sanjay Raut, who’s a Rajya Sabha member, and her estranged husband.

The girl’s advocate Abha Singh informed the High Court in the present day that after the petition was filed, the lady was not too long ago arrested in a non-cognisable case, the place it has been alleged that she procured a pretend Ph.D diploma.

“The petitioner has been in jail for ten days now. After she filed the petition in High Court, the entire police machinery has been unleashed on her now. This is complete vindictiveness and malafide action,” Ms Singh mentioned.

The court docket mentioned the petitioner can file a separate petition to problem her arrest.

“We direct the Commissioner of Police to look into the grievances raised in the petition and take appropriate measures. The Commissioner of Police shall respond to us and submit a report on June 24,” the bench mentioned.

The girl in her plea mentioned she had lodged three complaints in 2013 and 2018, however no motion has been taken in opposition to the perpetrators to this point. When the petition was heard in March this yr, Sanjay Raut’s counsel Prasad Dhakephalkar opposed it and refuted the allegations.

Mr Dhakephalkar had then mentioned the petitioner was a household good friend and like a daughter to the Shiv Sena chief.

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