CPM Files Case Against TMC over Mor­phed Pic

Tri­namool had re­leased a pho­to­shopped im­age of Union Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh of­fer­ing sweets to CPM leader Prakash Karat

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Kolkata: The CP M on Sun­day filed a com­plaint against Tri­namool Congress na­tional spokesper­son Derek O’ Brien with the Delhi po­lice for­re­leasing­amor­phed­pho­to­graph dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in Delhi show­ing Union min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh of­fer­ing sweets to for­mer CPM sec­re­tary Prakash Karat. Brien held a press con­fer­ence in Del­hionSatur­day­tore­leasethep­ho­to­graph. Fil­ing the com­plaint with Mandir Marg po­lice sta­tion in the cap­i­talonSun­day,theCPMde­mand- ed ad­e­quate ac­tion against the Tri­namoolCon­gressMPand­party’s na­tional spokesper­son Brien. CPM has said that the photo shopped im- a g e was a l s o u p l o a d e d o n Tri­namool’s Face­book post.

Thep­ar­ty­hasal­sofileda­com­plaint with the cy­ber crime sec­tion of the Kolkata Po­lice on Sun­day.

“The move was not only a clear at­tempt to de­fame the party but also to bring dis­re­pute to Karat in the eyes of the peo­ple,” the CPIM has said in a state­ment.The orig­i­nal pic­ture, how­ever, showed Ra­j­nath was of­fer­ing sweets to the Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

Derek on Satur­day, had apol­o­gised for post­ing the pho­to­graph, which was­re­moved­from thep­ar­ty­web­site and its Face­book post.

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