Mahua Moitra, the Trinamool Congress MP, is facing allegations of “trespassing” and “intimidation” as her ex-partner, Supreme Court lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai, has filed a complaint against her. Dehadrai claimed that Moitra showed up at his residence unannounced on two separate occasions in the past week.
In the complaint, Dehadrai accused Moitra of intentionally coming to his home to potentially file “fraudulent complaints” against him. Moitra unexpectedly appeared at his residence on November 5 and 6. He also expressed his concerns, stating that he had previously informed the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, about such “fraudulent and bogus complaints” by Moitra.
Dehadrai went on to explain that Moitra’s visits to his residence carried a “very apparent intention to commit trespass and to intimidate” him. He has requested the police to investigate the matter and register a case.
Mahua Moitra Legal Controversies: Cash-for-Query Row
Jai Anant Dehadrai gained notoriety following allegations raised by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey against Mahua Moitra. Dubey had written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, asserting that Moitra had accepted bribes in exchange for raising questions in the House, all based on Dehadrai’s letter.
Dehadrai claimed to possess compelling evidence of Moitra receiving bribes from Hiranandani in return for raising queries about the Adani Group. Moitra vehemently denied these allegations, labeling them as “false and defamatory.” She took legal action by sending a notice to Nishikant Dubey and Jai Anant Dehadrai in response to their accusations.
Moitra emphasized that no evidence supported the notion that she had received any advantage to fulfill her responsibilities as a Lok Sabha Member.
Moitra appeared before a Parliament Ethics Committee hearing on November 2, along with other Opposition MPs, but subsequently withdrew from the session. She cited the “sordid, unethical, and biased” behavior of committee members as the reason behind their departure from the hearing.