BJP leader Mithun summoned again


There was no relief for BJP leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty in the alleged ‘cobra bite’ hate speech probe.

During the hearing of the case, Calcutta High Court in the division bench of Justice Kaushik Chanda sought a case diary and adjourned the matter till June 30.

Justice Kaushik Chanda also asked the public prosecutor if the present post-poll violence in West Bengal is due to the ‘hate speech’ of Mithun Chakraborty.

However, Mithun’s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani said that the movie dialogues said by the actor were passed by the Censor board.

Meanwhile, Maniktala Police Station had again summoned the actor for interrogation and he is likely to be quizzed on June 28.

It is pertinent to mention that a FIR was lodged at Maniktala Police Station in North Kolkata on May 6 by TMC cadre Mrityunjay Pal following which a case was started against the BJP leader.

The FIR lodged at the police station alleged, “The actor had used dialogues like ‘Marbo ekhane lash porbe shoshane’ (Will hit you here and the body will land in the crematorium) and ‘Ek chobole chobi’ (A snakebite will turn you into a photograph, meaning will kill you) during the poll campaigns, which are violent.”

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