Trouble brews for Trinamool over morphed photo

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2016 13:15 IST
TMC courted controversy by posting morphed photo of Rajnath Singh on their Twitter handle.

The BJP and the CPI(M) lodged two different complaints against the Trinamool Congress on Sunday for morphing a photograph that showed Union home minister Rajnath Singh offering a sweet to former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat, in a bid to prove close links between the two parties.

Karat filed the complaint with the Delhi Police cyber wing, accusing TMC member of Parliament Derek O’Brien of defaming him using morphed pictures. Karat accused O’Brien of making ‘unfounded allegations’ to bring him into disrepute with the people .

In Kolkata, BJP spokesman Jayaparkash Majumdar followed him to lodge a complaint with the cyber crime section of the detective department of the police.

Karat’s complaint, filed with the deputy commissioner of police of the economic offences wing, reads, “I wish to lodge a complaint against Derek O’Brien…he has, in a press conference held in Kolkata on April 23, displayed a picture of Rajnath Singh and myself... The picture was displayed in many television channels in Kolkata.

The photograph was a morphed one.” The politburo member asked police to register an FIR against O’Brien.

Similarly, a team of BJP leaders visited the Lalbazar headquarters of Kolkata police and lodged a complaint with the joint commissioner of police (crime) Debashish Boral, naming Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, party general secretary Subrata Bakshi and spokesperson Derek O’Brien.

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