On Wednesday, Kolkata Police virtually interrogated the actor turned Bharatiya Janta Party leader, Mithun Chakraborty for the alleged ‘inciteful speech’ delivered by him while campaigning for his party.
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An FIR was registered with the Maniktalla Police alleging Chakraborty’s speech to be inciteful and responsible for post-poll violence. The complaint specifically mentioned some of the dialogues of his previous films that he used during the rally. They were “ek chobol ei chobi”, meaning a snakebite will turn others into a photograph, “marbo eikhane lash porbe soshan e”, meaning he would kill there and the dead body would land in the burial ground. Thereafter Chakraborty filed a petition before the high court of Calcutta seeking quashing of the case registered against him. He came up with the defense that those dialogues were mere recreation of his popular dialogues from his films. He claimed that he is innocent and has nothing to do with the allegations put against him in the complaint.
The Calcutta High Court had asked Chakraborty for his email address so that he could make himself available by video conferencing. Today officers of Maniktalla police station began interrogating him around 10:30 a.m. in morning. He virtually co-operated with the police as he is presently in Pune. The exact questions and the replies of the National award-winning actor is yet to be disclosed to the press. However, the questions mainly focused on the allegations of promoting enmity between different groups, an intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, and making statements conducing to public mischief.