Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty to give his e-mail address to the state. So that he can join the interrogation through video conference in connection with a complaint lodged for allegedly inciting violence after the elections through his speeches during the campaign for the West Bengal Assembly elections.
Hearing the actor’s plea, the court directed the investigating officer to give reasonable time to Chakraborty to appear through video conference. Chakraborty has filed a petition in the High Court seeking quashing of the FIR lodged by the Kolkata Police.
The court on Friday adjourned the next hearing of the case till June 18 on the request of the petitioner and the prosecution.
Justice Tirthankar Ghosh, meanwhile, directed that Chakraborty or his lawyer would convey his e-mail address to the state so that he could appear through video conference to answer the investigating officer.
Chakraborty, in the petition filed in the High Court seeking quashing of the FIR, said that he had only spoken dialogues from his films. Significantly, a case has been registered against him for inciting violence after the election by giving provocative speeches.
The FIR lodged at the Maniktala police station claimed that Chakraborty, at a rally organized after joining the BJP on March 7, had chanted “marbo ekhane lassh porbe shoshane” (If I kill you, the corpse will fall in the crematorium) and “ek chobole chabi” ( You will be imprisoned in the picture due to a bite of a snake) said the dialogue, due to which there was violence in the state after the elections.