Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya has moved the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) which was registered based on the complaint filed by Somaiya himself [Dr Kirit Somaiya v State of Maharashtra]..Somaiya in his plea filed through law firm, Law Counsellors alleged that the details of the FIR were manipulated by the Mumbai police in order to protect the Shiv Sena workers who attacked him. He, therefore, sought invocation of inherent powers of the Court under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to quash the FIR. As per the petition, Somaiya was brutally attacked by workers of the Shiv Sena while at the Khar Police Station. He then attempted to make a complaint at the Bandra Police Station.He submitted that on taking the petitioner’s statement in a detailed manner, the Police Inspector lodged a “fake and frivolous” FIR which manipulated the facts..The plea further added that the same was illegally uploaded without his signature, since he had refused to sign it because it was drafted to suit the Shiv Sena activists and the colluding police officers.“The malicious intent of the police authorities is evident from the fact that the said FIR was circulated in media and public, portraying the same as a complaint filed by the Petitioner,” the petition said. The plea also alleged that the police authorities appeared were providing specific inputs regarding his movement to political activists in order to help them instruct their workers to attack the petitioner and eliminate him..The plea also said that Somaiya had become a specific target of the ruling government in Maharashtra due to his crusade against corruption pursuant since he had submitted several documents in evidence relating to the acts of corruption by sitting ministers and their relatives..Apart from quashing of the FIR lodged at Bandra police station, Somaiya also sought investigation concerning attacks on his life to be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in order to advance the principles of justice, fair play and an impartial enquiry.Further, he prayed for directions to preserve the CCTV footage at Bandra and Khar police stations. “The Mumbai Police is in gross violation of the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure and further is in violation of the constitutional guarantees of life and liberty and freedom of speech guaranteed to the citizens of India," the petition stated.