Mumbai Courtroom Grants Interim Safety To AAP Chief In SC/ST Act Case

A division bench of Justices S B Shukre and Miling Sathaye additionally stayed investigation. (Representational)


The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday granted interim safety from any coercive motion to Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) Nationwide Government member and its Mumbai unit president Preeti Sharma Menon and one other celebration employee in reference to a case filed in opposition to them underneath the stringent SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

A division bench of Justices S B Shukre and Miling Sathaye additionally stayed investigation into the case for 4 weeks.

The bench was listening to a petition filed by Ms Menon and her celebration colleague Manu Pillai searching for to quash the FIR (first data report) registered in opposition to them.

The FIR was lodged on March 16, 2023, on the the Andheri police station in suburban Mumbai on a criticism of AAP member Sanjay Kamble.

Based on the complainant, who joined the AAP final yr, on February 24 when the celebration’s nationwide convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was in Mumbai alongside along with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann, he (Kamble) raised a problem of mismanagement at a gathering.

At the moment Mr Pillai allegedly made casteist feedback, he stated.

Following this, Mr Kamble requested Ms Menon to take motion in opposition to her celebration colleague, as per the criticism.

Later, on March 10, one other assembly was held at AAP’s Andheri workplace to debate some organisational points.

Nevertheless, when Mr Kamble spoke on the assembly, Ms Menon is alleged to have stated that his “mentality was low”, whereas Mr Pillai assaulted him (the complainant).

Mr Kamble was allegedly not allowed to go away the celebration workplace, the place numerous sloganeering came about.

Primarily based on the criticism, Ms Menon and Mr Pillai had been booked underneath sections 143 (illegal meeting), 147 (rioting), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (felony intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) together with related provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

Ms Menon, in her plea within the HC, has denied all the costs and claimed the FIR was lodged underneath the affect of rival political events.

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