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Arrested After Posting A Meme On Mamata Banerjee, BJP Youth Wing Leader Priyanka Sharma Moves Supreme Court Against West Bengal Government

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

The family of arrested BJP youth wing leader from West Bengal Priyanka Sharma has moved the Supreme Court on Monday to file a bail petition against Mamata Banerjee government. She has filed a petition in the Supreme Court claiming her right to free speech has been violated. The court will hear the matter on May 14, 2019.  

Earlier, Priyanka Sharma's mother alleged that she was arrested at TMC's behest because she used to work for BJP.

"My daughter was arrested because she used to work for the BJP. This is all part of a big plot. This is the first time she is far away from us. Had she been a TMC worker nothing bad would have happened to her, this is all done by TMC. The fact that she is in jail has increased our worries," Priyanka's mother told ANI.

Priyanka was accused of sharing a morphed photo of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. She was arrested on Friday and sent to jail for 14 days.

READ | BJP Youth Leader Priyanka Sharma arrested for posting a Met Gala meme on Mamata Banerjee, sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Her brother said, at first, he was not allowed to meet her. However, when he put pressure, the authorities let him in. He also alleged that his sister's security was at risk as her entry in jail was not recorded within 24 hours of her arrest. He also said BJP leader Poonam Mahajan called him to Delhi.

Priyanka was accused of sharing a morphed photo of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. She was arrested on Friday and sent to jail for 14 days.

Her brother said, at first, he was not allowed to meet her. However, when he put pressure, the authorities let him in. He also alleged that his sister's security was at risk as her entry in jail was not recorded within 24 hours of her arrest. He also said BJP leader Poonam Mahajan called him to Delhi.

"I will take the matter to Supreme Court to save my sister," he said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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