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Bengal Congress leader gets bail

The court gave Banerjee bail on the condition that he meet the investigating officer once a week

By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

  • Published 21.10.19, 1:02 AM
  • Updated 21.10.19, 1:02 AM
Banerjee, a four-term councillor of the Panihati municipality, who unsuccessfully contested the Panihati Assembly seat as a Left-backed Congress candidate in 2016, was arrested in connection with a complaint lodged with the cyber crime wing of Purulia police by a local advocate.
Banerjee, a four-term councillor of the Panihati municipality, who unsuccessfully contested the Panihati Assembly seat as a Left-backed Congress candidate in 2016, was arrested in connection with a complaint lodged with the cyber crime wing of Purulia police by a local advocate. (Shutterstock)

State Congress spokesperson Sanmoy Banerjee secured bail from a Purulia court on Sunday, two days after his arrest on the charge of circulating “objectionable” content on social media against the Bengal government and chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

The court gave Banerjee bail on the condition that he meet the investigating officer once a week. “The judge has granted bail to Sanmoy Banerjee with condition of reporting to the investigating officer once a week. Police have also recovered three gadgets allegedly used to post objectionable content on the social media,” said Nilesh Sarkar, Banerjee’s advocate.

Banerjee, a four-term councillor of the Panihati municipality, who unsuccessfully contested the Panihati Assembly seat as a Left-backed Congress candidate in 2016, was arrested in connection with a complaint lodged with the cyber crime wing of Purulia police by a local advocate.

After getting bail from Purulia court, Banerjee lambasted the Mamata Banerjee government and alleged police torture.

“I have experienced police torture akin to Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy,” said Banerjee.

Tapas Majumder, the Congress’s district president in North 24-Parganas, said the party would organise a rally in a day or two protesting the alleged police torture.

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