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Mamata Banerjee meme row: Hopeful that Priyanka Sharma will be released tomorrow, says BJYM leader

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(BJYM) Secretary on Tuesday said that will be released on Wednesday.

Sharma, a BJP functionary was granted bail by the apex court after she was arrested for sharing a morphed picture of on

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 jailor has asked us to speak to Tomorrow we will also speak to We are hopeful that we can take Priyanka home tomorrow," he said.

The on Tuesday granted bail Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested on May 10 for allegedly posting a morphed picture of state on Facebook, after waiving its earlier condition that she tenders a written apology.

"Subject to tendering an apology in writing for putting up an objectionable picture on account, she shall be immediately released. At the time of release, she shall tender an apology in writing," a vacation bench comprising Justices and said in its previous order.

The court called back Sharma's and informed him that it was waiving the condition of apology.

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 police on Sharma's petition challenging her arrest. She was taken into custody on May 10 on a complaint by a member and produced a day later before a which sent her to 14 days judicial custody.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 03:42 IST