Ex­tor­tion case against BJP leader

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The sup­port ex­tended by a lo­cal BJP woman leader to a woman in Kharghar over tak­ing pos­ses­sion of a flat has proved dear for them. The Kharghar po­lice has reg­is­tered cases of theft, threat and ex­tor­tion against them.

Sim­ran Misra and Deepak Chawla lived at Premises Res­i­dency at Sec­tor 11 in Kharghar. Sim­ran took tu­ition classes of Chawla. Last year, she of­fered to sell her flat to Chawla fol­low­ing which they signed a sale agree­ment. Chawla took pos­ses­sion of the flat.

Ac­cord­ing to Chawla, in Fe­bru­ary this year, Sim­ran, her mother and two boys along with BJP Mahila Morcha wing vi­cepres­i­dent Amita Gupta al­legedly broke open Chawla’s flat’s door.

They re­port­edly stole some goods from the house and also tried to take pos­ses­sion of the house. Chawla has claimed that they also de­manded money.

Though Chawla had com­plained about the is­sue to the po­lice, the ac­cused had not been ar­rested. The po­lice had said that they were not trace­able.

Last week, Sim­ran and her mother Gur­jeet were ar­rested. On Satur­day, Chawla showed the DCP Vish­was Pand­hare, video footage of Gupta be­ing present at an open­ing of a col­lege.

Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Kharghar po­lice sta­tion Dilip Kale took Gupta into cus­tody on Satur­day.

A Kharghar po­lice of­fi­cer said, “Gupta was re­manded in ju­di­cial cus­tody by the court on Sun­day. How­ever, she had to be ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal for health rea­sons.”

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