25-year-old BJP youth wing leader arrested for posting Mamata Banerjee caricature on Facebook



A BJP Yuva Morcha leader who was arrested on Friday for sharing a photoshopped image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook profile. Produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Sharma, whose Facebook profile says that she is the Howrah district club cell convener for the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested for allegedly sharing a picture of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra at the red carpet of the recent Met gala in New York, and had Mamata Banerjee The meme can now no longer be seen on Priyanka The 25-year-old has been booked under Section 500 of the IPC (defamation), and Sections 66A (offensive messages) along with the non-bailable 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act. Police told the Indian Express that they acted on a complaint by local Trinamool Congress leader Vibhas Hazra. That is all I can say, However, it seems that the accused will have to wait before she can seek bail as courts in Howrah will remain on strike till May 14. Legal pundits say that it will be difficult for the police to establish obscenity or the photoshopped image Moreover, Section 66A, it must be noted that the other provision that Sharma was booked with, was struck down by the Supreme Court in March 2015. Sharma had joined the saffron party six months ago and has a shop near her house in Howrah She was just one of them. Police said she edited it. How is that possible? Our chief minister speaks of democracy and you get arrested and jailed for posing a meme, READ ALSO | The police have done the right thing by taking action as it is a criminal offence. The post was in bad taste. The West Bengal Chief Minister is a woman and any post like this is not acceptable. We condemn such incidents, especially if done during elections, BYJM Howrah district chief Om Prakash Singh told that Sharma became part of the party after interacting with him on Facebook. She is our face in Dasnagar area, where earlier people did not dare to join us. Many of us shared the meme. I do not know why she is being targeted. Freedom of expression is severely curbed. Priyanka Sharma, executive member of bjym4howrah, has been sent to 14-day police custody for posting a Met Gala-themed meme . Please release her. Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra had also attended the Gala and took the internet by storm with her Chopard jewels and Dior gown.