Video clip row: mahila Cong demands action

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Panaji: The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress, on Thursday, demonstrated outside police headquarters in Panaji demanding action against Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar over the ‘vulgar video’ clip row.

Stating that the Deputy Chief Minister is lying that his phone was hacked and he was fast asleep when obscene material was shared on a WhatsApp group named ‘Villages of Goa’ through his mobile phone, Mahila Congress president Pratima Coutinho alleged that the particular clip was shared by the minister himself.

“If Tarun Tejpal (former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine) can be arrested in a molestation case based on an email then why can’t Kavlekar be arrested when there is clear evidence that the said clip was shared from his number and the same has been admitted by him,” Coutinho said while interacting with media persons.  The Mahila Congress asked the police to seize Kavlekar’s mobile phone and demanded that the group admin of the particular group should be called for questioning in the matter.

“We want to know where the inquiry has reached. If the Deputy CM can do this then what you can expect from a common man. WhatsApp can’t be hacked easily, police also ought to call the admin of the particular group and question him,” Coutinho said. Later, Coutinho met director general of police Mukesh Kumar Meena and put forth the demands of the Mahila Congress.