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FIR filed against MP Tapas Pal after his rape remark

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 10:40am IST | Agency: ANI

An FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal for his offensive remarks against women.

Pal had told a gathering in Krishnanagar, "I will send my boys to their (attackers) homes and ask them to rape their women. If any of our Trinamool men are touched I will ensure that the CPI (M) is finished and ensure that their homes are burnt off."

The statements had led to an outcry against Pal with the National Commission for Women (NCW), along with many other activists and opposition leaders, demanding strict action against the MP for his threats.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee had on Tuesday said that strict action will be taken against Pal. The party had also sought a written explanation from Pal within 48 hours.

Pal had yesterday tendered an unconditional apology for his remarks, though he could provide no explanation for his remarks. 

Just a day after the rape remarks, a second video emerged of Pal, where he is seen asking TMC supporters to murder CPM supporters if required. He is heard telling even the women to use the traditional "Boti" used to cut vegetables in their kitchen to use as murder weapon. He challenges the supporters adding, "SHow me how you can kill a CPIM supporter... no one will be able to even touch you."


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