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Sharma released late, WB govt gets the stick

DNMUM436402 | 5/16/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :446 | India

The West Bengal government faced the ire of the Supreme Court on Wednesday for delaying the release of BJP activist Priyanka Sharma by almost 21 hours, despite the Court ordering her ‘immediate release’ on Tuesday.
Sharma had shared a morphed image of Banerjee donning actor Priyanka Chopra’s spooky look at the Met Gala event in New York. The WB police closed the case against her on Monday. Sharma was allegedly forced to sign an apology for the meme post prior to her release on Wednesday morning.
The vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna were upset after Sharma’s counsel told them at 10.30 am that she was yet to be released. “This is not done. The arrest itself is prima facie arbitrary and now the delay. We
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