Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and social activist Anjali Damania on Saturday took to Twitter and informed that she has received death threats in a phone call from a landline number from Pakistan. Damania via Twitter alleged that around 12:33 am, she received a threat call where she was asked to withdraw all cases against former Maharashtra finance minister and BJP leader Eknath Khadse. She also shared screenshots of her call logs which shows that the Truecaller notification flashed the name of the caller as ‘Dawood 2’. The former AAP leader also stated that she had informed the incident to police and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Joint Commissioner of Police is investigating the matter, reported Indian Express.
On Sunday, Damania once again took to Twitter and urged PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to meet her. “I appeal to PM @narendramodi @PMOIndia & @rajnathsingh to give me time to urgently see them.Threat call? to a citizen? I want my Govt to act,” she wrote. Damania also informed that she would be taking a press conference on the incident at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh today.
Last nght at 12.33,I recd a threatening call asking me to withdraw all cases against Khadse +922135871719 Truecaller shows Dawood 2 Pakistan pic.twitter.com/9GUqR2VVNt
— Mrs Anjali Damania (@anjali_damania) September 23, 2017
Earlier this month, Damania logged a police complaints against Khadse for allegedly making obscene remarks against her during a public speech. Later she also went ahead to filed a PIL against Khadse alleging that he had lot of wealth. Khadse stepped down from the post in June. However, Khadse had denied to all the allegations levelled against him and had said that he had not named anyone and there were many Khadses and Damanias and specific reference had not been made against Anjali Damania. The BJP leader also said that his statements were misconstrued.
Even AAP condemned the threat to Damania and called for the investigation to be handed to a specialised agency.