Kolkata rape: Mamata calls the incident contrived

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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