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Bengal governor ‘harassment’ case: Complainant says Raj Bhavan staff booked by cops ‘tried to silence’ her

Kolkata: The Kolkata police have booked three staffers of Raj Bhavan, including the governor’s officer on special duty (OSD), for allegedly restraining a woman from filing a sexual harassment complaint against Governor C.V. Ananda Bose on 2 May. An FIR was filed under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 166 (public servant disobeying law) on 15 May at the Hare Street Police Station, according to a police statement issued Friday. The police have named OSD Sandeep Singh Rajput, pantry staff and assistant Kusum Chhetri and chaprasi (peon) Sant Lal in the FIR. Sources in the police told ThePrint that all three have been served notices to appear before the police Sunday for questioning.  Show Full Article The police also recorded t...
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‘He shared edited video’: Bengal chief minster Mamata Banerjee on molestation allegations against governor Bose | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday strongly criticised Governor C V Ananda Bose regarding the molestation allegations against him, and demanded that he provide an explanation for why he should not resign from his position.During a poll rally in support of TMC's Hooghly candidate Rachana Banerjee, the CM declared that she would not enter the Raj Bhavan as long as Bose remains the governor."The governor says 'didigiri' (high-handedness) will not be tolerated ... But, I say Mr Governor, your 'dadagiri' will not work anymore," the TMC supremo said.Banerjee emphasized that Bose must clarify his position and explain why he should not step down in light of the serious allegations made against him. The complaint was filed by a contractual woman employee of the Raj...
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Woman employee of Raj Bhavan to write to President Murmu to seek justice on molestation issue | India News – Times of India

Kolkata: A day after West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose screened multiple CCTV footage from Raj Bhavan, ostensibly to clear the air over allegations of molestation brought against him by a contractual woman employee of the governor's house, the victim on Friday said she will seek President Droupadi Murmu's intervention into the matter. The employee raised her objections to the public screening of unedited footage where her identity was allegedly disclosed since her face wasn't blurred.Stating that she could not repose much hope on the Kolkata Police whose hands are tied on account of the constitutional immunity Governor Bose enjoys, the victim said she was going through severe depression and felt that writing to the President was the only recourse to justice. "I know that because of Co...
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Bengal Governor Releases CCTV Footage Of Raj Bhavan Amid Molestation Charges

Amidst allegations of molestation made by a female employee of Raj Bhavan, West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose took the initiative to display CCTV footage of the premises on May 2 to members of the public. The footage, captured by two CCTV cameras positioned at the main gate, was presented to a small audience at the Central Marble Hall on the ground floor of Raj Bhavan. The timing of the footage was around 5:30 pm on May 2. VIDEO | Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose shows CCTV footage of Raj Bhavan to common people.In the backdrop of a woman employee of Raj Bhavan leveling molestation charges against him, West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose on Thursday showed CCTV footage of the premises of May 2 to… pic.twitter.com/LxVehR9TLA — Press Trust of I...
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Governor troubles | The Centre’s proxy war

Former governor of Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir B.K. Nehru once described the constitutional position as one reserved for a “burnt-out superannuated member of the ruling party for whom a governorship was a kind of luxurious retirement”. A former governor defined her role as a “super hostess”, while another claimed to have read 200 novels during his tenure. Tamil Nadu governor Ravindra Narayana Ravi may not be guilty of many of these but the former Intelligence Bureau officer is accused of sitting on bills passed by the state assembly for months on end (some of them for years). On November 20, when the Supreme Court censured him, it ignited a heated debate on not just his actions but also the governor’s role in India’s federal structure. Source link