Maha: Fashionista, brother held for attempt to ‘bribe, blackmail’ Dy CM’s wife


MUMBAI: In a sensational growth, the Mumbai Police on Thursday swooped into Ulhasnagar city and have detained two siblings in reference to alleged makes an attempt to ‘bribe, threaten and blackmail’ Amruta Fadnavis, the banker-singer spouse of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The event got here a day after Amruta Fadnavis lodged a grievance with the Malabar Hill Police Station, accusing the father-daughter duo of Ulhasnagar of ‘bribe-threats-blackmail’.

Shifting swiftly, the Malabar Hill Police Station (on Thursday) detained the duo — knowledgeable dressmaker Aniksha Jaisinghani and her brother Akshan — whereas their bookie father, the opposite prime accused within the case, Anil Jaisinghani, is claimed to be absconding. , officers stated.

The matter grabbed prominence after the Nationalist Congress Party’s Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar raised the matter within the Meeting, whereas state Congress president Nana Patole termed the matter as “serious” and demanded an in-depth probe into the complete matter on Thursday afternoon.

Confirming the developments, Fadnavis assured a full investigation into the entire imbroglio and even hinted at a political conspiracy to focus on and tarnish him.

Later, Fadnavis advised the media-persons that his spouse Amruta got here in contact with Aniksha some 16 months in the past, how she (Aniksha) had visited Fadnavis’ dwelling a number of instances and received their confidence.

Anishka — who was in contact with the Fadnavis household since November 2021 — had given Amruta some designer garments, jewelery and different equipment requesting her to advertise these at her social and public reveals to allow her to help her household.

Subsequently, after gaining their belief, Aniksha tried to present a bribe of Rs 1 crore to Amruta to assist get her father (Anil Jaisinghani) off the hook in a legal case, however when the latter did not fall for it and blocked her on the cellular, she (Aniksha) resorted to threats and blackmail.

Fadnavis stated that Aniksha allegedly tried to lure and entice Amruta by revealing that her father was passing on details about bookies to the police, and stated the Fadnavis couple may become profitable by directing the police to both ignore or act in opposition to these bookies, and they might present them extra routes to rake in cash.

A few days later, Aniksha despatched some video clips, voice and textual content messages to Amruta from an unknown quantity, he added.

Fadnavis has additionally pointed fingers on the erstwhile Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, saying a whole lot of sensational issues together with some massive names, like an ex-Commissioner of Police, are prone to tumble out on this matter and he would communicate after the investigation .

Whereas Aniksha, a regulation graduate, presently has no instances lodged in opposition to her, the police are checking the antecedents of her brother Akshan as additionally the instances filed in opposition to their fugitive father.

In an announcement on Thursday night, Patole slammed the federal government, saying that if the household of the Deputy Chief Minister — who can be the house minister controlling the police division — shouldn’t be protected, how can the folks of the state really feel safe?

The police have booked the Jaisinghanis underneath IPC Sec. 120(B), and Prevention of Corruption Act Section 8 and 12, and additional investigations are underway.

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