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Will not say sorry, says BJP's Priyanka Sharma after her release

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youth wing member Priyanka Sharma, who was released on Wednesday after spending five days in jail for posting a meme on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said that she will not apologise as she has done "no wrong".

"I will not apologise for it. I will fight the case because I have not done anything," Sharma told after she walked free from jail this morning.

The on Tuesday ordered her release from jail, but she was freed over 18 hours

"I was kept in prison and tortured by the jail authorities. I was pushed by a yesterday and given to eat," she claimed.

Earlier in the day, the censured the government after Sharma's contended that her release was being delayed.

She also contended that even though the court had directed her to tender a written sorry after release, she was "forcefully" made to sign an apology letter by the authorities before releasing her.

"I insisted them to let me talk to my family and first, but they did not pay heed to it," Sharma alleged.

The activist was arrested on Friday in and was sent to two weeks' judicial custody for allegedly sharing a morphed photo on her timeline in which Mamata Banerjee's face was photoshopped on the form of at the MET Gala in

Mounting a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee, Sharma said that she should be arrested for spewing poison against

"If anyone says anything about TMC, will they beat them every time? This is not justice. Police forces have been bought by the government," Sharma said.

Earlier in the day, the had also said that it will hear the member's plea seeking action against West Bengal Police, in the first week of July.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 14:39 IST