The police had subsequently booked Ms Damania un-der various IPC sections for ‘trespassing, criminal conspiracy and abetment to an offence’.
Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court, on Monday, quashed an FIR against anti-corruption activist Anjali Damania filed by BJP leader and former minister Eknath Khadse.
A division bench of Justices T.V. Nalawade and V.V. Kankanwadi was hearing a petition filed by Ms Damania that sought to quash the FIR registered against her on charges of criminal conspiracy and trespassing.
Earlier this year, Mr Khadse had filed two complaints at the Muktai Nagar police station in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, where he alleged that Ms Damania had used fake documents while framing him under corruption charges.
In the FIR, the former minister alleged that she had paid money to a wo-man to trespass into his house and office premises in Muktai Nagar and plant documents to frame him and that she submitted false affidavits in her PIL filed against him in the HC in December 2016.
He has also alleged that the activist has been misleading the court by furnishing false proofs. The police had subsequently booked Ms Damania un-der various IPC sections for ‘trespassing, criminal conspiracy and abetment to an offence’. The Aura-ngabad bench of the high court had in September quashed one of the FIRs. Ms Damania, in her plea seeking quashing of the other FIR, claimed that the woman had in fact approached her and offered money to withdraw the cases.