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Mamata cartoon row: 4 held for assaulting prof, given bail

Last updated on: April 14, 2012 16:49 IST

Mamata cartoon row: 4 held for assaulting prof, given bail

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Four persons were arrested on Saturday following a complaint of assault lodged by a Jadavpur University professor who posted a cartoon on the Internet allegedly showing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in poor light.

According to the police, the arrests were made after Prof Ambikesh Mohapatra lodged a complaint that he was assaulted by a group of about 15 people on Thursday night for posting the cartoons.

The four arrested persons were identified as Amit Sardar, Arup Mukherjee, SK Mustafa and Nishikanta Ghorai. Two of them were allegedly Trinamool Congress workers.

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Image: Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mohapatra


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All the four, however, were given bail on personal security bonds of Rs 500 each by the Alipore court where they were produced.Prof Mohapatra and his neighbour Subrata Sengupta were arrested on Friday for posting a cartoon on a social network site featuring Banerjee with
Railway Minister Mukul Roy and his predecessor Dinesh Trivedi.

The cartoon showed the chief minister and the railway minister exchanging dialogues from a popular Bengali film by Satyajit Ray which alluded to the replacement of Dinesh Trivedi by Mukul Roy as Railway minister.


Image: The cartoon was posted on Facebook


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