BARRACKPORE/KOLKATA: An FIR has been lodged against BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly and a police inquiry was 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 on Friday 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 commissionerate said.
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.
Ghosh while addressing a public rally near Kharagpur on Friday had threatened that he will torch Banerjee's residence if the state police tried to arrest him under false cases.