It is new found trouble for former TMC leader Mukul Roy who recently shifted allegiance to the BJP. Namrata Dutta, the software engineer who had leveled charges of rape against MP Ritabrata Banerjee, has now lodged a fresh complaint naming Roy.
The complaint lodged at the Balurghat police station in the South Dinajpur district, West Bengal, named Roy along with Banerjee, his fiancé Durba Sen and Archana Majumdar, a physician close to Banerjee.
Sanjay Ghosh, Inspector-in-Charge of Balurghat Police Station stated that Roy has been charged under sections 120B/195A/214 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Dutta who is a resident of Balurghat, claimed that Majundar had called her and threatened her to withdraw the case.
"Mukul Roy is a highly influential person and he is very close to Ritabrata- Majumdar had told me over the phone" alleged Dutta. She further alleged that a man had called her and stated that Rs. 8 lakhs had been deposited into Dutta's personal bank account and that she should remain silent" claimed Dutta.
Police sources claim that Dutta's call records are being examined. Mukul Roy however denied the allegations. "I do know any Namrata Dutta. I have not seen her nor have I spoken to her ever. It is nothing but political vendetta" added Roy.
Earlier on October 10, Dutta had lodged a complaint against Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee at the Balurghat police station.
Namrata Dutta's police complaint stated that she had met the MP on a social network site in May 2016. A relationship developed and Ritabrata Banerjee said that he wanted to marry Dutta. He even came to Balurghat and met Dutta's mother.
Alleging physical relations, the complaint stated "He lured me to his 104, South Avenue Apartment" where he allegedly physically exploited her.
They allegedly met a number of times. Dutta was studying in Netherlands since October 2016 and Banerjee paid her a visit in Netherlands in December 2016 claimed the complaint. "During that time we had problems and I wanted to end the relationship. He threatened to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills. Thus I was forced to stay in the relationship" stated the complaint.
The complaint stated that now the MP is denying to marry Datta and was avoiding her calls. She also alleged that he was in a fresh relationship and has been threatening her with dire consequences.
"He used me, outraging my modesty and also transferred Rs. 2.5 lakhs to my bank account as compensation for having a physical relationship with me" alleged Datta in the complaint.
Incidentally Ritabrata Banerjee is a Member of Parliament (MP) who on September 17 was expelled from the primary membership of the CPIM party for grave anti-party activities, including "moral degeneration in relation to woman."
The MP too had lodged a complaint against Dutta at the Garfa Police Station in Kolkata on October 6 demanded stern action against the woman stating that she has been blackmailing him and trying to malign him.