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Chargesheet issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Chargesheet issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police has filed a chargesheet against Union minister Babul Supriyo in connection with a complaint filed against him by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra. In January, she had alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party MP had outraged her modesty during a televised debate with words and gestures.

Earlier on January 4, she had launched a complaint, a day after the programme was aired.  Moitra alleged that Supriyo had tried to make jokes at her expense, making fun of her name by linking it to a local drink named ‘Mahua’. Moitra has alleged that Supriyo tried to ‘insult her modesty’ during a live debate on a national TV channel.

The warrant, however, has been issued under bailable section 509  of IPC dealing with word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

The chargesheet was submitted at the Alipore Court on Thursday, along with footage of the TV show in question. Supriyo had ignored three summons issued to him, a senior police officer said.

It may be noted here that Supriyo, the singer-turned-politician is an MP from Asansol and union minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises.

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