[Amruta Fadnavis Extortion Case] Mumbai Court Grants Bail To Designer Aniksha Jaisinghani

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The court granted bail to the designer in the complaint filed by the wife of Maharashtra's Ex-Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a bail bond of Rs 50,000 along with surety.

Designer Aniksha Jaisinghani, who is an accused in the extortion case registered on the complaint of Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, was granted bail by a Mumbai court on Monday. 

The order was passed by Sessions Judge DD Almale after hearing the counsel for the Mumbai police and Jaisinghani. Jaisinghani's bail is subject to a bail bond of Rs 50,000 along with surety to be furnished.

Additional Sessions Judge DD Almale had earlier remanded designer Aniksha Jaisinghani to police custody in the FIR registered against her by Amruta Fadnavis, wife of current Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. 

In the FIR, it was stated that the designer was in touch with Amruta for 16 months since 2021 and had met her on several occasions. Aniksha had allegedly asked Amruta if Devendra Fadnavis would wear her designer clothes at public events, which he had agreed to wear.

As per the FIR, when Aniksha visited the official residence of Devendra Fadnavis, she allegedly provided certain names of the bookies to Fadnavis and also offered Rs. 1 crore for freeing her father in a different criminal case registered against him.

Fadnavis also alleged that Aniksha sent several videos, clips, and audios from different numbers and tried to threaten and conspire against her.

Aniksha has been booked under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 385 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 8 (induce public servant using corrupt means) and Section 12 (abetment) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Aniksha's father Anil Jaisinghani is also an accused in the case and was arrested by the Mumbai Police from Gujarat. Aniksha's father has filed a plea before the Bombay High Court seeking direction to quash the FIR which is likely to be heard by the high court this week. 

Case title: Aniksha Jaisinghani vs State of Maharashtra