Last Updated: June 06, 2023, 21:24 IST
In the 733-page charge sheet filed by Mumbai police, bookie Anil Jaisinghani, his daughter Aniksha Jaisinghani, and their cousin Nirmal have been booked for bribery and extortion in the case involving Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The FIR filed with Malabar Hill police on February 20 stated that Aniksha tried to bribe Amruta to save her father from several cases registered against him.
The charge sheet contains excerpts of the chats between Aniksha and Amruta and the latter’s conversations with Anil as well.
In the chats, Amruta said the following to Anil: “If you are wrongly framed, I can talk to Devenji and tell him to do justice but I can’t succumb to the demands which Aniksha made about earning illegal money… I know I have not done anything wrong and you and Aniksha, with an intention to blackmail me, have operated from day one…At the most these videos can defame me for some time but once truth is out, it will not have any effect.”
Some of the conversations in the charge sheet date back to four days after the FIR. However, police sources said that Amruta was asked to continue the conversation so that they could trace Jaisinghani’s location, who has been on the run for around eight years now.
One of the conversations dating back to February 24 reads: “I will talk to Devenji… one thing I know about him is that once he verifies and feels you are victimised, he will 100% do justice.”
The charge sheet also mentions that Anil made a claim in a chat with Amruta that he made a loss of Rs 1,000 crore in the past few years because he was on the run for eight years over 17 cases registered against him.
When the father-daughter duo approached Amruta, they allegedly offered to pay her Rs 1 crore for helping them by withdrawing multiple cases against the alleged bookie. However, according to the FIR, when she refused to help, they started sending her videos and voice chats. They also blackmailed her and demanded Rs 10 crore for not making the videos public. Police sources said that the videos were fabricated.
“Dear Didiji, if you talk to me it will help both of us. You give Rs 10 crore one time and help my father in police case. I promise you I will give you all original video and audio recording… I will not keep anything with me and my father will also delete all the recording and nobody will come to know and all will be happy,” read a message sent by Aniksha on February 21.