In a differing stand from the state government and the party they represent, former state cabinet minister Noor-e-Alam Choudhury and his wife Mumtaz Sanghamitra Choudhury, a TMC MP, have welcomed Calcutta High Court’s order directing Nakashipara police station in Nadia district to lodge an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Paul for his rape remark.
Both Choudhury, who is an MLA in the party, and Mumtaz, a doctor-academic, on Tuesday termed Paul’s comments as “undesirable and unwarranted.”
Choudhury, who was dropped from the state council of ministers a couple of months ago, hailed the judgment.” I welcome the order of the High Court. The government has to comply with it until a higher court sets aside or annuls the order.
The retired Justice of Calcutta HC added: “I personally know Justice Dipankar Dutta who has always worked with dignity.” The observation comes even as the state government prepares to contest Justice Dutta’s order against Paul.
Mumtaz Sanghamitra Choudhury, MP from Burdwan-Durgapur, said: “Under whatever circumstances he made the comments, I feel they were unwarranted and undesirable from an MP.”