Speaking on delay in the release of Priyanka's release, Sikandar told ANI, "We got SC's order around 5:30 PM; prison was closed by then. Still, we spoke to the jailor, she said they have received an e-mail but they cannot release Priyanka on the basis of it."
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested on May 10 for allegedly posting a morphed picture of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook, after waiving its earlier condition that she tenders a written apology.
"Subject to Priyanka Sharma tendering an apology in writing for putting up an objectionable picture on Facebook account, she shall be immediately released. At the time of release, she shall tender an apology in writing," a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna said in its previous order.
Senior advocate Kaul, during the hearing, contended that asking for an apology will amount to infringement of the Right to Freedom of Speech.
The bench also issued a notice to West Bengal police on Sharma's petition challenging her arrest. She was taken into custody on May 10 on a complaint by a Trinamool Congress member and produced a day later before a Howrah court which sent her to 14 days judicial custody.
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