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WB government pulled up for BJP leader's delay in release

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday pulled up the government over the delay in the release of from jail despite its order for her "immediate release".

On Tuesday, the apex court granted bail to Sharma, who was arrested on May 10 for a meme on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, adding that she should apologize in writing upon her release for posting the morphed picture of the supremo.

Sharma's informed the court on Wednesday that she was not freed on Tuesday as jail authorities wanted certified copies of the court's order.

He said Sharma was finally released at 9.40 a.m. on Wednesday.

A vacation bench comprising Justices and still wanted to know why Sharma was not released immediately after the apex court's order.

The bench told the that if Sharma had not been released, the court would have issued contempt.

The top court observed that the arrest was prime facie arbitrary.

Kaul also informed the bench that the police had prepared a closure report in the matter but it did not bring it on record during the court the proceedings on Tuesday.

The court said it will take up the apology issue in July.

The was accused of sharing on a photo of Banerjee photoshopped on a picture of from last week's MET Gala event in



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 13:00 IST