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.