The Supreme Court has cleared the bail application of the BJP worker arrested for allegedly sharing the picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tampering with the social media. Priyanka Sharma has got Bell from the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court has granted conditional bail to Priyanka Sharma. The Supreme Court said that if Priyanka Sharma apologizes to the Facebook post, she will be granted bail. She should be immediately released on bail. She will have to apologize as soon as they come out.
The Supreme Court has also issued notice to the West Bengal government on Priyanka's petition. The Supreme Court will hear this later on during the hearing, the Supreme Court also said that we make it clear that in this case it is giving the verdict on the basis of facts. The hearing on Merit will be later.
During the hearing of the case, Priyanka Sharma's lawyer NK Kaul said that this case is a violation of the law. Where is the custody of 14 days for one mile justified? On the plea of ??NK Kaul, Justice Indira Banerjee said that Priyanka Sharma should apologize for this picture. Freedom of expression ends only when it violates someone's rights. So Priyanka should apologize.
The Supreme Court said there are two sides of this. The first case is the violation of the law. Priyanka Sharma is a BJP worker. The intention behind this is different. If they were an ordinary citizen then the case would be second. If someone is feeling hurt, apologies should be sought.
The Judge of the Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjeev Khanna dismissed the plea of ??senior advocate NK Kaul on behalf of BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma, that there is a need for early hearing on the petition challenging the arrest of a closed worker.
On the complaint of Vigas Hazra, Trinamool Congress leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested by the West Bengal Police on May 10 under section 500 (defamation) and Information Technology law of the Indian Penal Code.
NK Kaul said that due to the complete strike in local courts in West Bengal, the arrested BJP worker had to clamor for the top court to challenge his arrest. After this the bench was ready for hearing on Tuesday in this case.
He told that the local court of Howrah had sent Priyanka to the judicial custody for 14 days on May 11. Since then, he is in judicial custody.
BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma shared a photo on Facebook allegedly, in which photo of actress Priyanka Chopra in 'Met Gala' ceremony in New York, Mamta's face was put through Photoshop. After Priyanka Sharma's arrest, BJP and other users of social media have strongly opposed it.