Court extends interim order on Tapas Pal's rape comment till Monday

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 19:45 hrs

Trinamool Congress MP and Advocate Kalyan Banerjee said that the interim-order passed by single judge of the Calcutta High Court against Member of Parliament (MP) from Bengal's Krishnanagar, Tapas Pal, for his alleged rape remarks has been extended till Monday.

"The High Court can exercise power in such cases, does not matter if the offence has been committed by a member of the parliament. Article 226 will direct the police to proceed in. HC has extended interim order till Monday," said Banerjee.

Tapas Pal was caught on tape exhorting party workers to kill Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPI-M) activists even as he himself asserted he will gun down his rivals and let loose his "boys" to rape their women.

After his comments created huge uproar in the country, the TMC MP had to tender to his party and the media an apology. The controversy led to protests against Pal by various activists and other party workers.

On July 9, the Calcutta High Court while hearing a writ petition filed against Pal by Samit Sanyal, questioning that within periphery of our constitution and other law particularly like CrPC whether it is permissible under law for Pal to make such comments, has pulled up the West Bengal Government for maintaining silence over Pal's derogatory comments against women. (ANI)

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