MUMBAI: Lawyer-turned-activist Yasmeen Wankhede on Saturday lodged a complaint with Amboli police, saying a criminal case should be registered against NCP minister Nawab Malik for stalking her online and making derogatory and defamatory remarks about personal life. Yasmeen Wankhede is the sister of NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede.
In her complaint, Yasmeen said Malik has recently made false and scandalous allegations against her and her family members in order to deter her brother from honestly carrying out his duties. “Malik, in his attempt to defame me and my family, has gone to the extent of stalking me online and illegally taking my personal photographs from my social media handles and distributed them to print and electronic media,” she wrote.
In his complaint, Wankhede submitted it had come to his knowledge that two constables from Oshiwara police station, along with unknown persons, had visited the cemetery in the afternoon of October 7 and collected CCTV footage of his visit.
Further, she noted in her complaint, “In an interview to a private channel, Malik made serious and unfounded allegation concerning (my) trip of Maldives. It was stated that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the family members were in Maldives and that the family was engaged in extortion and that he has photographic evidence. Now, he is threatening to leak the photographs to the media. Apart from stalking, Malik is equally liable for infringement of my privacy.”
Yasmeen added, “Now he is issuing direct threats to us to derail the investigation being carried out by NCB.”
Malik said, “It’s a fact that I have released the pictures of Yasmeen and her family members. All the photographs were in the public domain, so there was no infringement of privacy..”