Trinamool MP sorry for her comments on Park Street rape

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar Wednesday said she was wrong in terming the Park Street rape case as a “sex deal gone wrong” and apologised to the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which had summoned her.

“Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar Wednesday appeared before the commission and admitted that her remarks about the Park Street rape case were wrong and insensitive and duly apologised for it,” commission joint secretary Sujay Haldar said.

The commission, which had summoned Dastidar Feb 27 seeking an explanation about her remarks, has now dropped the case against her following her apology.

Talking about the case in which an Anglo-Indian woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint in a moving car in the early hours of Feb 6, 2012, by a gang of five men who “picked” her up from Park Street area, Dastidar had said that it was a “sex deal gone wrong”.

“The Park Street case was not a rape case. It was a misunderstanding between two parties involved in a sexual dealing; the lady and her clients. It was not rape,” Dastidar had told a TV news channel Dec 28 last year.

The police in its chargesheet submitted in May 2012 had named five people, of which three are behind bars. Two others, including prime accused Kader Khan, are yet to be arrested.

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