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Mumbai court docket asks police to probe criticism in opposition to Sanjay Raut

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Mumbai court asks police to probe complaint against Sanjay Raut

A metropolis Justice of the Peace court docket has ordered the Vakola police station to proceed investigating the stalking case filed by Marathi movie author and psychologist Dr Swapna Patker in opposition to Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut in 2013.
According to an order made accessible on Wednesday, November 24, the court docket additionally dismissed the closure report the Mumbai police had submitted within the case stating that they may not discover the unknown culprits. The chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace S B Bhajipale had rejected the ‘A-summary’ report of the police on November 18 and detailed order within the matter was made accessible now, studies Mid-Day.
An ‘A-summary’ report is a doc utilized by the police to shut an investigation, through which they consider that regardless of the existence of an offence, there’s inadequate proof in opposition to the accused.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajiale stated in his order that the complainant had herself submitted names of suspected individuals, however the investigating officer didn’t hassle to probe them. He added that the investigating officer had miserably failed to note that the complainant was attacked on May 16, 2013, earlier than the alleged incident on June 29, 2013.
The court docket said that it’s a well-established notion that an FIR will not be a repository of data. It noticed that the complainant’s (Dr Swapna Patker) assertion was collected individually by a vigilant Inquiry Officer and its veracity was verified. However, the present Inquiry Officer has executed nothing of the type, stated the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. He added {that a} additional inquiry will be performed based mostly on the lady’s criticism on this case.
It could also be famous that the Marathi movie author and psychologist Dr Swapna Patker had stated in her protest petition in opposition to the Mumbai police’s closure report that the latter had not probed her husband, with whom she had strained relations, or the ‘political person’ Sanjay Raut.
Swapna Patker accuses Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut of 8 years of harassment, character assassination and abuse
She stated that she had advised the police that Raut was stalking her and following her and had eliminated the CDR from her cellphone, permitting them to trace her whereabouts. She had additional added that she had knowledgeable the officers within the Vakola police station that the Shiv Sena MP was offering perks to her husband to harass her, however that neither her husband nor the politician have been ever investigated.
Notably, Patkar has been alleging that Sanjay Raut, co-editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, has been utilizing his political clout and maintain on the system for the final 8 years to not solely assault her however to additionally harrass household and family.
In June this yr, Patker was taken to Bandra Police station by police with none written summons, her advocate Abha Singh has stated. Singh additionally alleged that she was not supplied with an FIR copy earlier than cops took her to the police station.
She had in April 2021, written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through which she alleged that she is being harassed, tortured and abused by Shiv Sena MP and Editor of Saamana, Sanjay Raut, because the previous eight years.
In her letter to the PM, Swapna alleged that her complaints have been ignored by the police, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and different officers of Maharashtra because the perpetrator has a stronghold within the political celebration. 
Dr Swapna knowledgeable OpIndia that she used to put in writing columns for Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece publication Saamna from 2009-2014 and likewise took care of a few of Sanjay Raut’s Rajya Sabha work. However, when she determined to get again to her occupation from her ardour, Dr Swapna alleged that Sanjay Raut was not joyful together with her choice and began to heckle, harass and torture her.