Babul Supriyo, Minister of state for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, once again failed to turn up to Alipore Police station on Tuesday when he was summoned in connection with the complaint lodged against him by Trinamool Congress MLA Mohua Mitra.
Mitra had lodged a complaint with the police raising allegation of making controversial statements on her during a debate in a national news channel. She had lodged a complaint on January 4. Based on which, the police sent a notice to Supriyo summoning him to Alipore Police Station. But he didn't turn up stating that he had prior
commitments. Thus the police sent him a notice again in the last week.
He was supposed to come to the police station on Tuesday. But he failed to turn up this time as well. Sources said that stating the reason for failing to go to Alipore Police Station, he informed the concerned police officers that he was busy with prior commitments pertaining to official work of his Ministry.
It is learnt that he informed the police by sending a letter that he had asked the police to allow him to come to the police station "preferably" only after the Budget Session that would end on the February 9.
He also said that he is a law-abiding citizen and therefore he requested the police to give him another day to be present in the police station.
It may be recalled that Supriyo had also filed a case with Tees Hazari Court in Delhi against Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy, MP Tapas Paul and Mitra alleging defamation due to their statements against him in connection with Rose Valley Group scam.