ABI Impact: The Bhandup police have registered FIR against Ajay Murlidhar Tripathi and four others under several sections of IPC. Tripathi the Managing Director (MD) of Grower’s Multi Solutions (GMS) Private Limited is accused of molestation and cheating on his employee.
On June 6, 2014, Bhandup police registered FIR (copy available with ABI) against Ajay Tripathi, Meraj Khan, Divya Tripathi, Sapna Singh and Rashida Shaikh under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 143 (whoever is a member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting),149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC. Police arrested Meraj Khan. Tripathi and other accused are absconding.
“We have arrested Meraj. We will get our hands on the other accused soon,” said Mahesh Patankar, the investigation officer.
On June 24, 2014, ABI had published first article under headline “MD molests fellow director’s wife, staff threatens rape!” On June 6, 2014 at around 8 pm, Tripathi called Sazia Khan (name changed to protect identity) to the office in the pretext of signing a cheque, but started misbehaving with her. When Sazia could not take the bad behaviour, she opposed and slapped Tripathi. Tripathi removed her dupatta and on order of Tripathi the entire staff slapped her and also male staff threatened to rape her.
On June 29, 2014, ABI published second article under headline “Senior Inspector threw lady out, booked her husband.” Senior Inspector, Pratap Rekhasing Chavan and Assistant Police Inspector (API) Mahesh Patankar, forced her to accept money and settled the matter and do not register a case. They also threatened her saying that if she failed to accept their proposal they will register a cross FIR against her husband. When Sazia refused to submit to their demands Chavan pushed her and threw her out of the police station and booked her husband Sarfasan Noorsalam Khan under charges of molestation.