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Priyanka Sharma arrest case: SC to hear plea on Tuesday

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The on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by against her arrest by Police for sharing a morphed picture of

A two-judge bench comprising Justices and stated that it will hear the bail plea on Tuesday after Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for Sharma, mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.

Kaul contested that there is a complete strike in hence there is no legal remedy available to her in the state.

"Will hear the bail plea of on Tuesday", the bench said.

Sharma, the convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing in Howrah was arrested for sharing a morphed image of

In the picture that Sharma had shared on May 9, Banerjee's face was superimposed on Priyanka Chopra's body, in the dress she wore to the 2019 Met gala.

Earlier, in government, Himanta Biswa Sarma, had strongly condemned the arrest of Sharma, stating that the current situation in the state is reminiscent of 'emergency'.

Sharma was arrested on Friday and was sent to 14-days police custody.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 11:56 IST