Mamata Banerjee Demands Bengal Governor's Resignation Over Molestation Allegations, Anand Bose Shares 'Edited Video'


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at an election rally on Saturday that Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose should explain why he should not resign. He said this regarding molestation allegations against Bose.

Earlier this week, West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose screened several CCTV footages from the Raj Bhavan to clear the air about allegations leveled against him by a female contractual employee of the Governor's House. can be done

Reacting to the videos, PTI quoted Banerjee as saying, “Bengal Governor released edited CCTV footage of Raj Bhavan. I have seen the entire video, and its content is shocking. “

CM Mamata Banerjee said at an election rally in Hooghly, “I will not visit the Raj Bhavan as long as CV Anand Bose is the Governor of Bengal.”

A day after the CCTV footage was screened, the victim said she would seek intervention from President Draupadi Murmu in the matter. The employee raised his objection to a public screening of the unedited footage where his identity was allegedly revealed because his face was not blurred.

According to news agency PTI, a female contract employee of the Raj Bhavan had earlier filed a complaint with the Kolkata police, alleging that Bose molested her at the Governor House on April 24 and May 2. Was beaten.

The woman criticized Bose for creating a “ridiculous drama” to distract from his actions. He also stressed that he should have provided the footage to the police at the start of the investigation.

“He (the governor) did an ugly act. Then he created a ridiculous drama to cover up his mistake. He never took my permission before releasing the footage. It's a violation of our laws because my identity has been compromised. It should have been kept secret.” Regarding women, PTI said.

What did the CCTV footage show?

The footage from the two CCTV cameras at the main (north) gate, spanning from 5.32 pm to 6.41 pm on May 2, was shown to a select group of people and journalists at the Central Marble Hall on the ground floor of the Raj Bhavan. was shown.

In the first footage, the employee, dressed in jeans and a top, is seen speeding towards the police post inside the Governor's House, ahead of a large number of policemen stationed on the premises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit. was in the middle. that day.

The second footage, which lasted for about 10 minutes, showed various vehicles, including fire tenders, and police personnel lining up for their regular duty at the north gate of the Raj Bhavan. However, the victim could not be identified.

(with inputs from PTI)

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Published: May 11, 2024, 03:52 PM IST

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