Surya case: Som Dutta warns of legal action against Brijesh Kalappa

06:47 PM Apr 14, 2019 | Team Udayavani |
Bengaluru: An audio clip of a woman accusing a BJP Lok Sabha candidate of sexual harassment was released by AICC spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa, on Sunday. Brijesh Kalappa, who had called a press conference in this regard said that the audio recording was made by a journalist while talking to one of the alleged victims over the phone. Following the press meet Entrepreneur Som Dutta has threatened to initiate legal proceedings against Congress spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa, after the latter held a presser over a viral audio clip. In the clip, Kalappa claimed that Som Dutta had alleged sexual harassment by Bangalore South candidate Tejasvi Surya, and she had informed the same to BJP leadership. Dutta, who responded via Twitter, said that "most of the information being used is a total invasion of my privacy and it's being manipulated for a political witch hunt." Demanding an unconditional apology from such intruders, she wrote "Shame on Brijesh Kalappa for violating dignity of a woman for political gains. I will soon initiate legal proceedings against him for outraging my modesty and violating my dignity." Responding to her tweet on initiating legal proceedings, Kalappa wrote "Madam Please do. I am always glad to face any proceedings. Meanwhile, please listen to my press conference and try to make up your own mind if I have violated dignity of women or upheld it." It can be recalled that Som Dutta had alleged harassment by Surya soon after his candidature was announced. She had then deleted the tweets and temporarily suspended her Twitter account.

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