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CID Filed Charge Sheet Against Trinamul MP Tapas Paul At Krishnanagar Court

2015-05-27 23:01

Tapas Paul at a programme in Krishnanagar (File Picture by PRANAB DEBNATH)


Krishnanagar, May 27: The CID has submitted the much awaited chargesheet against Trinamul MP from Tapas Paul at an ACJM court on Wednesday.

The actor turned Trinamul MP has been charged under IPC sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

CID sources claimed that it has in the charge sheet indicated that Paul has refused to undergo a voice test to match the voice available in the audio video tape which was broadcasted by different television channels in the last year.

A two member CID legal team filed the charge sheet at the court’s GRO office which was later submitted before the court. The court has accepted the chargesheet later in the day.

The section 506 attracts a maximum punishment of a maximum of one to seven years. However, section 509 to be read along with the other section, the alleged offence likely to attract no more than two years. Both the section is bailable. 
It may be pointed out that this is for the first time a Loke Sabha member of Trinamul Congress has been named in a chargesheet.

Paul was accused for his infamous ‘rape and kill’ speech that he delivered at the Choumaha village of Nakashipara in Nadia during June 2014. The speech had created a nationwide outrage after he heard exhorting party men to kill opposition political activists, the CPI (M) and threatening to unleash his boys to rape their women.

Paul delivered same speech in four villages - Choumaha, Teghari, Haranagar and Gopinathpur  under Nakashipara and Tehatta area.
Assistant public prosecutor of Krishnanagar ACJM court, Bireswar Mukherjee has confirmed that the CID had submitted the chargesheet.

Sources close to Paul said: “The MP can only appeal for bail after making a personal appearance at least once at the court. The prosecution for the case is, however, yet to be scheduled”.

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