Mamata Banerjee Meme: BJP Youth Leader Priyanka Sharma released; SC pulls up Bengal govt for ‘delay’

Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing member Priyanka Sharma was released on Thursday by West Bengal Police, a day after Top Court ordered her immediate release. The Top Court pulled up the West Bengal Government after Sharma’s counsel submitted in the court that her release was delayed.

Bharatiya Janata Party Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma’s advocate mentioned before the Supreme Court that Priyanka has not been released yet. SC says if she is not released, it will issue a notice of contempt against the West Bengal government.

Priyanka Sharma counsel speaking to media said, ‘I’m told, subject to verification, that she was released at 9:40-10:00 am & that too after made to sign a statement prepared by police. It reflects an extremely disturbing trend that SC’s order that said ‘forthwith release her’ wasn’t followed for 24 hrs.’

Priyanka Sharma was arrested for sharing a meme on West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee. She was released today at 9:40 am. The Top Court asked the government counsel why she was not released immediately.

Priyanka Sharma’s counsel told the court that she was being made to sign an apology letter prepared by the state Police declaring that she will not post such content in the future.

The Highest Court said that it will hear in July first week, BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma’s application seeking action against the West Bengal police authorities.

Speaking to media after the release, Priyanka Sharma said, ‘My bail was granted y’day, but still I wasn’t released for another 18 hours. They didn’t allow me to meet my advocate & family. They made me sign an apology’

She added that she will not fight the case.

The supreme court had on Tuesday granted conditional bail to West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary Priyanka Sharma.

A vacation bench comprising Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said in their order that, “subject Priyanka Sharma attending an apology in writing for putting open objectionable picture of West Bengal chief minister on Facebook account shall be immediately released. At the time of release, she shall tender and policy in writing.”

She was booked under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code, section 66 A, and the non-bailable 67 A of the Information Technology Act.

General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23.

Polling in West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha Seat is being spread on all seven phases. 9 Lok Sabha seats of the state will go to polls in the last phase of the election slated for May 19.

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