Burdwan (WB): A criminal defamation case was today filed in a Burdwan district court against Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy for alleged defamatory comments made by him against a slain CPI(M) leader.
The case was filed by Shefali Sarkar, widow of former Barabani MLA Dilip Sarkar, in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Asansol.
Dilip (65), was shot dead by four motor cycle borne assailants near Asansol on June 9 during morning walk.
The CPI(M) blamed the Trinamool Congress for the murder, and Roy, while denying the accusation at a press conference in Kolkata on the same day, allegedly made some defamatory statements.
Shefali Sarkar`s counsel Amitava Mukhopadhyay said a legal notice had been served on Roy, former railway minister, on July 10 seeking explanation within a month the basis of those defamatory statements.
As no reply came from Roy, the defamation case was filed which was admitted by the ACJM, the lawyer said.