Mamata govt to appeal order for Tapas Paul CID probe today
July 30, 2014  08:57
West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government will on Wednesday appeal against a Calcutta High Court order directing a CID probe into the rape and violence remarks by party MP Tapas Paul. 

"Paul has already tendered a public apology and we feel initiating criminal proceeding against him is uncalled for. So the government will be filing an appeal before a division bench on Wednesday," state Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya had told a news agency on Tuesday.

Hearing a petition seeking criminal proceedings against Paul, Justice Dipankar Datta had on Monday directed the CID to probe the matter and submit a report to the court by September 1. 

The actor-turned-politician was caught on successive tapes asking his party activists in his constituency in Nadia district to prove themselves by killing Communist Party of India-Marxist activists even as he himself asserted that he would gun down his rivals and let loose his "boys" to rape the Marxist women.
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