Sharma's counsel sought an urgent hearing in the matter contending that legal work in West Bengal had been halted since April 25 in view of the ongoing lawyers strike and she had no choice but to move the Supreme Court in the absence of any legal recourse.
The BJP leader is accused of sharing on social media a photo of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee photo-shopped on a picture of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra from last week's MET Gala event in New York City. She was arrested on Saturday and then remanded to 14 days judicial custody.
Sharma's family has termed her arrest "political vendetta".
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