Activist Anjali Damania alleged threat call from Dawood Ibrahim in case against Eknath Khadse


Anti-corruption activist Anjali Damania has registered a complaint with the Vakola police station in Mumbai, after receiving threat calls from a Pakistan registered number +922135871719. The Truecaller of this ID reads as Dawood 2.

Damania tweeted this morning that the number from which she received the call belongs to fugitive and gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

In her subsequent tweet, Damania elaborated that she was threatened to withdraw all cases against BJP leader Eknath Khadse, BJP MLA, Jalgaon, North Maharashtra district.


“I was chatting with my husband when I got the calls post midnight. Truecaller app showed that the number belongs to Dawood. I have spoken to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and he has assured action,” Damania told TOI.

Damania via her tweet also demanded an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister and Home Minister expressing her fear of a threat call to a citizen. She has also asked the government to act on this matter.

She will be addressing a press conference today at 5pm at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh with regards to the issue

Anjali Damania’s cases against Eknath Khadse :

Damania and others have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), alleging that Khadse had amassed huge wealth. The petition also suggests that the property owned by Khadse and his family is highly disproportionate to the known sources of income. Damania and others have demanded that there should be a probe by a special investigation team.

In response to this, Khadse had filed a petition in March this year for the dismissal of the PIL on the ground that it was not tenable.

On Sep 4 this year, the division bench of Bombay High Court headed by Justice B R Gavai had asked,

“Could this court justify in closing its eye to the serious allegations made against persons holding public office? If we find that the state has taken requisite steps, this court may not find it necessary to continue the PIL. But if we find that the state has failed to take necessary steps, we will have to ask why this court must remain a silent spectator to serious allegations made against Khadse in the affidavit?”

On June 4, 2016, former AAP leader Anjali Damania had the resignation of Khadse as the revenue minister as “half victory” and said she would pursue the cases against him to their logical end. Damania, had also been on a hunger strike demanding Khadse’s resignation before he actually resigned and had said she would end her fast only after the government handed her official information about investigation constituted against the BJP leader.