Mukul Roy's name crops up in Ritabrata case
Kolkata: The name of the expelled Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who recently joined BJP, has cropped up in connection with the expelled CPI(M) MP Ritabrata Banerjee's case in which allegation of getting engaged into a relationship with a woman on the pretext of marriage was raised against him.
Namrata Dutta, who had lodged a complaint against Ritabrata, on Thursday alleged that she was being threatened over phone stating that she would be facing dire consequences since the day Ritabrata had secured conditional bail.
She alleged that the anonymous caller told her that "Ritabrata is very friendly with Mukul Roy, who is very influential in society. So she could do nothing by going against Ritabrata and she should withdraw her complaint."
She said that she had been receiving phone calls from different phone numbers. So she lodged a complaint in this connection with Balurghat police station.
The police initiated a probe into the allegations of Namrata and took her statement in this connection.
It is learnt that she told the police that she was being threatened in such a way that she was traumatised. She was also being threatened of sexual assault and murder if she does not withdraw her complaint against Ritabrata.
The police are also going through the call details to ascertain the caller.
It may be recalled that Ritabrata had faced a marathon interrogation at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Bhawani Bhavan on November 7 in this connection. Namrata had lodged the complaint against him in October. After coming out of the CID's office, Ritabrata had claimed that he was being framed for political reasons.
Brushing aside all allegations, Roy said he didn't know anyone called Namrata and there is a political reason behind such complaint.
Meanwhile, in connection with the Narada sting operation case, Mukul Roy went to the office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).