A First Information Report (FIR) against actor-politician Mithun Chakraborty has been registered in Kolkata's Maniktala. In the complaint, Mithun has been accused of inciting post-poll violence in Bengal after Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress won the West Bengal Assembly polls in May.
The complaint claimed that Mithun used dialogues like, "Marbo ekhane lash porbe shoshane (Will hit you here and the body will land in the crematorium)," and, "ek chobole chabi (one snakebite and you will turn into a photograph)," during a rally on March 7. He was also accused of promoting enmity between different groups, an intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, and making statements conducing to public mischief.
Actor & BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty is being questioned virtually by Kolkata Police over his controversial speech during election campaigning for West Bengal polls. An FIR was registered in Maniktala for his speech.
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In his defence, Mithun said that the film dialogues were recreational and he is innocent. The actor-politician was questioned by the police today virtually.
In the month of May, when Mamata Banerjee was declared the CM of West Bengal once again, there was a clash between Trinamool and BJP workers in several parts of the state. Ms Banerjee also said that as many as 16 people lost their lives in the violence.
Mithun joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 7 ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground.
(Source: Times Of India/ANI)