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BJP's Priyanka Sharma released, SC censures WB government over delay

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youth wing member was freed by authorities on Wednesday, a day after the ordered her immediate release.

Sharma, arrested for sharing a meme on Mamata Banerjee, reached her party's office in Kolkata by noon after walking out of Alipore Correctional Home.

Earlier in the day, the top court had censured the government after Sharma's contended that her release was being delayed. "Why was she not released immediately?" the bench asked the of the

The two-judge bench threatened to issue a contempt notice against the after Sharma's told the court that his client was not being allowed to walk free despite the top court's directive of immediate release yesterday.

NK Kaul, appearing on behalf of Sharma, told the court that she was being made to sign apology letter prepared by the state Police declaring that she will not post such content in the future.

The apex court also said that it will hear the member's plea seeking action against Police, in the first week of July.

Sharma was granted bail by the court on Tuesday and asked to tender a written apology after release.

A vacation bench of Justices and had earlier directed the 25-year-old to furnish an apology before release. Later, the court called her back and informed about the changes in its directive.

was taken into custody on May 10 on a complaint by a TMC member and produced before a the next day which sent her to 14-day judicial custody.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 12:15 IST