Roopa Ganguly booked for rape remark, police starts probe against Dilip Ghosh

The case was registered in Nimta police station on Friday night. Among the charges against her is also IPC Section 354 that deals with outraging the modesty of a woman.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: July 16, 2017 9:00 am
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly (File Photo)

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly has been booked and a police inquiry initiated against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh for their alleged remarks against the Mamata government. Speaking in New Delhi on Friday, Ganguly had said: “I dare all the parties, the one who keep flattering the West Bengal Government and the Congress, to send their daughters, sisters-in-law, wives to Bengal, without taking any hospitality from Bengal. If they are able to survive there for fifteen days without getting raped then tell me.”

The case was registered in Nimta police station on Friday night. Among the charges against her is also IPC Section 354 that deals with outraging the modesty of a woman. This was after the complainant said she felt “threatened” and her “modesty was outraged” by Ganguly’s remark. “We have registered an FIR against Roopa Ganguly and legal proceedings is on,” said Dhrubajyoti Dey, DC (Belgharia) of Barrackpore Commissionerate.

The statement set off controversial remarks from the government as well. State Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, in an interview to news agency ANI, said: “First of all, she should say how many times she has been raped in Bengal. Before accusing anything or anyone, she should reveal this. Then only the truth behind her statement will be known.”

Ganguly responded, “I think he should not worry about me and rather think about those who have no one. I don’t know why he is hesitating to accept the current situation in Bengal.” Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police initiated an inquiry against Dilip Ghosh on Saturday for allegedly threatening to torch Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence if the police tried to arrest him under false cases.

At a public meeting in West Midnapore on Friday, Ghosh had said: “Darjeeling is burning. Now your (Mamata) house will burn too and you will not be able to control it. If you have so much of courage, touch me once. Time is up for Trinamool… All TMC leaders are corrupt, and everyone is under CBI scanner. Soon party will be finished too.”
Srijan Basu, working president of Trinamool committee in North Kolkata, lodged a complaint with the police demanding Ghosh’s arrest. “Working president of Trinamool Congress committee of North Kolkata district ward number 2 of KMC has submitted a letter of complaint against Dilip Ghosh. Probe is on,” said Joint CP (Crime) Vishal Garg.

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    Anto James
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:29 am
    roopa ganguly and Vijayvargiya were accused in child trafficking case.and now this hypocrite feminist is acting like a saint..
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      Rajendran
      Jul 17, 2017 at 10:01 am
      In a democracy, you need proof. Mere allegations will not do. Ok. Now I accuse you as a woman molester and womanizer. So you become one since no proof is required by your extended knowledge.
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      ak dev
      Jul 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm
      What has happened to Mamata's life long wish to arrest Modi and parade him tied by rope? For sure she can't do that. So she is satisfying her ego by filing cases against other BJP leaders. She also have to keep her jihadi army satisfied and BJP leaders are the easy target in West Bengal. However, she must know that she is protecting anti-nationals and it's a matter of time that people of West Bengal would know it. They will soon kick her out as they had done to anti-national CPM.
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        Anmol
        Jul 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm
        Bengal is ten times safer for females when you compare it with states like Haryana, UP, MP and Rajasthan. Roopa Ganguly and other BJP leaders as usual are spreading lies.
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          Anmol
          Jul 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm
          Roopa Ganguly and other BJP leaders are just creating hysteria about Bengal. I would rate Bengal to be safest state for females, by and large bengalis respect females.
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            ramesh
            Jul 16, 2017 at 11:50 am
            This BJP MP is speaking from experience . She is only referring to the conduct of her own party workers who are no better than rabid d0gs.
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              mik
              Jul 16, 2017 at 10:46 am
              She has a good experience with BJP of rape. So thinks all party same. What about Gujarat where biggest riot of country took place. Before Smriti Irani and now Rupa Ganguly in limelight. "Daya kuch to gadbad hain."
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                module
                Jul 16, 2017 at 10:08 am
                Actually in TV serial, most of the times, she did rape scenes only. A failure TV actress now entered in politics to indulge the people. It's disgrace for a Bengali. Very lower class cheap bengali.
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                  Anand Ch
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 6:48 am
                  Looks there are no criminal case to be resolved or there are no thefts and murders which need to be resolved. Why they are after political parties ?
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