Digvijaya attacked my ‘noble character’: Rakhi

Express news service Posted: Nov 13, 2012 at 0114 hrs
Mumbai A day after Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh compared anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal to actor Rakhi Sawant, on Monday she sent a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner, state Home Secretary and Senior Inspector of Goregaon police station seeking action against Singh for passing a “lewd and indecent” remark about her and “lowering the image of a Hindu woman”.

On Sunday, Singh had tweeted, “Arvind Kejriwal is like Rakhi Sawant. They both try and expose, but with no substance.” Singh had, however, added, “Apologies to Rakhi Sawant I am an old fan of hers!”

In her letter, dated November 12, Sawant wrote: “I have already issued instruction to my lawyer Ejaz Naqvi to issue notice for claim against defamation for damage of Rs 50 crore to said accused Digvijaya Singh at his address for loss etc and further calling on him to stop such comment in further future (sic)... who told Digvijaya Singh that I have no substance.”

Sawant, who claimed to be a cultural activist, said that Singh “has lowered my image and reputation by comparing with masculine gender Kejriwal (sic)... accused Digvijaya has compared me with political activist who has no specific base and character”. Singh’s remarks are a “gruesome attack on my noble character,” Sawant stated in her letter.

Seeking action against Singh, Sawant urged the authorities “to register an appropriate complaint and FIR for outraging the modesty of a woman, charges of passing lewd remarks and eve teasing, abusing, mischief, passing defamatory remark and false statement and rumour against me and criminal conspiracy”.

She also asked the matter to be handed over to the CBI to make necessary inquiry under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, 2000.

“We have received the letter and are contemplating what further steps can be taken,” said Arun Jadhav, Senior Police Inspector, Goregaon Police Station.