Women's rights activist Trupti Desai - who was in the headlines last year when she entered the shrine of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar along with other women - is booked for burglary and allegedly assaulting.
According to the report published in the Indian Express, Vijay Annasaheb Makasare, a Dalit ‘social activist’ from Ahmednagar, has lodged the First Information Report (FIR) in the case at the Hinjewadi police station against Trupti Desai, head of the Bhumata Brigade.
Responding to the FIR, cops booked Desai, her husband Prashant Desai and four others under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 341, 323, 394, 506 and 34 and sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
However, Desai says that the complaint is false and it could be “a conspiracy” against her.
According to the allegations, the incident took place on June 27, when the complainant was on his way towards Mumbai via Balewadi with Desai in a car. When Prashant, Satish, Kantilal and two others were in another car, around 10.30am they intercepted Makasare’s vehicle near Balewadi stadium.
Makasare claims that Trupti Desai snatched their cell phones and gave them to her husband Prashant, fearing that the phones contained some evidence against them.
Then she asked her husband and others to beat up Makasare. According to the complaint made by Makasare, they beat him with an iron rod and wooden stick.
They allegedly robbed him and snatched his gold chain worth Rs 15,000, Rs 27,000 in cash and two goggles. She also threatened Makasare to remain silent about the incident otherwise she would make a false case against him by women activists.
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