Social activist and former AAP leader Anjali Damania today sought the intervention of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the arrest of minister Eknath Khadse for making alleged obscene remarks against her.
She said she has also written to the state women’s commission seeking action against Khadse and demanded his arrest under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
“I have written to the CM seeking Khadse’s arrest over the obscene comments he made against me while speaking at a public meeting in Jalgaon,” the former AAP leader said.
Khadse, however, denied having made any remarks against Damania.
“I have never made any obscene remarks against her,” he said.
Jalgaon district Superintendent of Police Dattatreya Karale said “police will record statements of the persons concerned.”
The Bombay High Court had recently asked the Maharashtra government to inform it in the next three weeks what steps it has taken in the last 10 months against Khadse, against whom corruption allegations were levelled by Damania.
Damania and others had filed a public interest litigation (PIL), alleging that Khadse had amassed huge wealth.
The property owned by Khadse and his relatives was thoroughly disproportionate to the known sources of income, the PIL had said.