Published On : Thu, Oct 25th, 2018

False #MeToo : Court directs Hudkeshwar police to register offence against woman

Nagpur: At a time when the entire nation is in the awe of ongoing #MeToo campaign, in which many big names from tinsel town and show industry are falling flat, back in Nagpur a false case of #MeToo has come to the fore. The woman in question turned out to be a blackmailer who deliberately misused feminism to cheat an Assistant Police Inspector.

In a significant judgement indicating at the gross misuse of #MeToo, the Magistrate Court has directed Hudkeshwar police to register offence against Veena (name changed) for extortion, cheating and criminal breach of trust. The victim API Rajendra Magdum had registered the case under section 156(3) of Cr.PC against the said woman.
It is learnt that API Magdum was about to become victim of MeToo, a false rape case for which he was under continuous threatening and blackmailing by accused Veena.

The case
In the year 2011 Magdum was posted at police station Imamwada where he was investigating a case in which Veena was accused. At that time API Magdum got knowledge that she was desirous to sell her house. As API Magdum was also in search of a house property therefore, after negotiations with accused Veena, API Magdum offered to purchase the said house for Rs.20 lakhs which was agreed by her. API Magdum availed Rs.15 lakh loan from bank and paid her Rs.5 lakh from his side. In the year 2014 a registered sale deed came to be executed, but since then Veena was refusing to handover possession of the house to Magdum.

On the contrary, since last many days she along with other unknown women is threatening and blackmailing Magdum that if he will demand his house then she will implicate him in a false case of rape. API Magdum is having relevant evidences, phone recording and witnesses to this effect.

API Rajendra Magdum had given his complaint to police station Hudkeshwar but no action was taken by the authorities and therefore, he filed complaint before the JMFC Shahzad Parvez at Nagpur. Advocate Sameer P. Sonwane did hearing on behalf of API Magdum. After hearing the court held that there are serious allegations of extortion, cheating and criminal breach of trust against the proposed accused in the application and therefore, the court directed to investigate the matter by registering FIR and to submit the final report before the Court. The sections mentioned are 383, 384, 385, 406, 420, 120(B) r/w 34 of Indian Penal Code.

“More than 50% of rape cases are false, some are either registered to take revenge or to take advantage in some financial matter. API Magdum is one of the rarest person who has initiated action against blackmailer woman without worrying about its consequences,” said advocate Sameer Sonwane.