Arrest warrant issued against BJP MP Babul Supriyo

Kolkata, (IANS) A city court on Friday issued an arrest warrant against BJP MP and Union Minister Babul Supriyo in connection with a complaint lodged against him by a Trinamool Congress MLA for allegedly insulting her on TV, police said.

“A bailable arrest warrant was issued against Supriyo by the Alipore court on Friday under IPC 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman),” Joint commissioner of police Vishal Garg said.

A charge sheet was filed against Supriyo on Thursday by the Kolkata police based on the complaint lodged by female Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra that Supriyo made derogatory comments about her name with an intent to insult her.

The central Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises was summoned thrice earlier by the Kolkata police in connection with the case but failed to appear due to prior engagements, police said.

The Trinamool leader lodged police complaint against Supriyo for allegedly insulting her modesty twice on national television.

“During my speech, Babul Supriyo asked ‘Mahua, are you on mahua’ (Mahua are you inebriated). He asked me twice on a national television,” she said.

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