The Calcutta high court on Monday reprimanded BJP's Member of Parliament and the Union Minister Babul Supriyo for his derogatory remarks about Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra.
The court was hearing a case in connection with a complaint filed against Supriyo by Moitra. The Court, however, on Monday stayed the criminal proceedings against Supriyo for six weeks in this connection. The court has also observed that the way the BJP MP made the comment was not at all justifiable and one should not make such remarks on a woman.
Moitra had lodged a complaint with the police in January alleging that Supriyo had "outraged her modesty" with words and gesture during a television debate. On her complaint registered with the police on January 4, Moitra alleged that the BJP MP had tried to make fun of her name byassociating it with a local spirit "Mohua". After starting an investigation, the police on March 10 filed a charge-sheet against Supriyo.
In her complaint lodged on January 4, a day after the programme was aired, Moitra alleged that Supriyo had tried to make jokes at her cost, making fun of her name by linking it to a local drink named "Mahua". It may be mentioned that Supriyo ignored three summons issued to him by the city police in connection with the incident.