EC files FIR against LF Minister Subhas Chakraborty
Kolkata, Apr 5 (UNI) In a major development, the Election Commission (EC) today filed an FIR against State Sports and Transport Minister Subhas Chakraborty at a city police station, charging him with criminal intimidation and posing threats to election officials.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Debashis Sen filed the FIR on behalf of the EC with the Lake Town police station at around 1400 hours, levelling three separate charges under Sections 186, 189 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Mr Chakraborty.
Under these charges, Mr Chakraborty was held responsible for obstructing government servants working as elections officials in performing their duties (IPC 186), threatening them (IPC-189) and for causing criminal intimidation to them (IPC-506) from time to time.
A video cassette to prove these charges were also submitted to the Officer-in-charge of the Lake Town police station by the CEO.
Later briefing newsmen about the charges, Mr Sen said now it was up to the police to take action against the Minister on the basis of the FIR. But he also made it clear that under the law Mr Chakraborty would not be barred from participating in the election and his offences were bailable.
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