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Police case against Roopa Ganguly for controversial remark on rapes in Bengal

Roopa Ganguly has been booked for making statements conducing public mischief, criminal intimidation and for outraging the modesty of a woman. Photograph: (ANI)

PTI Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Jul 15, 2017, 06.54 PM (IST)

An FIR has been lodged against BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly and a police inquiry initiated against state BJP President Dilip Ghosh for their utterances against the West Bengal government.

The FIR was lodged against Ganguly at the Nimta police station under Barrackpore police commissionerate yesterday (July 15) for her reportedly controversial remark that wives and daughters in Bengal cannot survive for 15 days without getting raped, a senior police officer of the commisionerate told PTI today.

The complainant said she felt "threatened" and her "modesty was outraged" by Ganguly's remark.

"Roopa Ganguly has been booked for making statements conducing public mischief, criminal intimidation and for outraging the modesty of a woman. We are conducting a probe into the matter," the police officer said.

While speaking to a news channel in the national capital, Roopa Ganguly had reportedly said, "I dare all the parties, the ones who keep flattering the Bengal government and Trinamool Congress to send their daughters, wives, and sister-in-laws to Bengal without taking any hospitality from Mamata Banerjee. If they are able to survive for 15 days without getting raped, then tell me."

Kolkata Police initiated an inquiry against state BJP President Dilip Ghosh during the day for threatening to torch West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence if the police tried to arrest him under false cases.

According to a Kolkata Police officer, a complaint was lodged at Sinthee police station in the city today by a Trinamool Congress leader against Ghosh for the remarks made at a public rally in Kharagpur on Friday. "We have initiated an inquiry into the matter," the officer said.
 

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