Kolkata rape: Mamata calls the incident contrived
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 22:51
  
Kolkata: The claim of a Anglo-Indian woman that she was raped in a car in a posh locality here took a political hue on Thursday when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed the incident as "contrived" and "intended to malign" her government.

Meanwhile, two persons were detained in connection with the incident even though police said there were inconsistencies in the woman's statements on the suspects.

"The incident is contrived and intended to malign my government. Truth will come out," Banerjee told reporters.

Asked about the alleged involvement of the son of a former assembly Speaker, she said, "You have not written about it yesterday. Everything will come out."

Commissioner of Kolkata Police RK Pachnanda said there were attempts to criticize the police and the state government over the incident but there were inconsistencies in the statements of the woman.

The woman had alleged she was raped in a car when she had taken a lift while returning from a night club in Park Street on February 5, but had registered a complaint four days later.

Earlier in the day, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Damayanti Sen said that as per the immigration department report, one of the five persons named by the woman was in Canada since January 2.

Commissioner of Kolkata Police RK Pachnanda said there were attempts to criticize the police and the state government over the incident but there were inconsistencies in the statements of the woman.

The woman had alleged she was raped in a car when she had taken a lift while returning from a night club in Park Street on February 5, but had registered a complaint four days later.

Earlier in the day, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Damayanti Sen said that as per the immigration department report, one of the five persons named by the woman was in Canada since January 2.


First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 22:51


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