Warrant against Babul Supriyo for not appearing in court

By: | Updated: March 10, 2017 7:22 PM

An warrant has been issued against Union Minister and singer Babul Supriyo today for not appearing in court in a case related to comments he had made in a television show

Kolkata Police filed chargesheet against him on the basis of a complaint filed by Trinamool
Congress MLA Mohua Moitra. (File photo: ANI)

An warrant has been issued against Union Minister and singer Babul Supriyo today for not appearing in court in a case connected to comments he had made in a television show, NDTV has said. Earlier, the Kolkata Police had filed chargesheet against him on the basis of a complaint filed by Trinamool
Congress MLA Mohua Moitra.

On January 4, she had lodged a complaint against the minister alleging that he had used words
intended to “insult her modesty” during a programme on a television channel. A case was registered on the basis of her complaint for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman. According to a police officer a chargesheet was filed against Babul Supriyo at the Alipore court. The minister was ummoned three times but he did not turn up.

The state police has also submited footage of the programme in which the alleged remarks were made. The TMC MLA had registered a complaint at the Alipore police station, alleging that the minister had made fun of her by linking he name to ‘Mahua’, a local drink, during a live television show on January 3.

Earlier this year, amid protests by Trinamool Congress workers, BJP MP Babul Suriyo had alleged that his residence at Kolkata’s Kailash Bose Street was attacked. The singer turned politician said that his parents were at home when TMC men attacked his residence. “TMC Goons trying 2 break into my Apartment in Kailash Bose Street where my MumDad are staying. How shameful is this,” he had said.

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TMC workers had allegedly hurled a bomb at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district President Krishna Bhattacharya’s house. According to reports by the News Republic, Bhattacharya was injured during the attack by TMC-led miscreants. The time of the attack was reported to be around 9:30 pm. The attackers reportedly beat up the former BJP district President badly before ransacking her house. Krishna was immediately rushed to the hospital following the beatdown.

(With inputs from PTI)

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