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Morphed image of WB CM: SC says arrest of activist prima facie arbitrary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday termed as "prima facie arbitrary" the arrest of BJP's for allegedly posting morphed image of on

The apex court's observation came after for Sharma's brother mentioned the matter before it and said that despite the court's order on Tuesday the activist has not been released from jail.

However, the appearing for the government told a vacation bench comprising justices and that Sharma has been released from jail at around 9:40 am on Wednesday.

"This is not done. First of all the arrest was prima facie arbitrary," the bench said and warned it would issue contempt against officials concerned if Sharma is not released immediately from jail.

The bench then asked the representing Sharma's brother to take instruction on whether she has been released from jail or not.

After a few minutes the counsel apprised the court that she has been released from jail.

The apex court had yesterday granted bail to Sharma and had asked her to tender a "written apology" at the time of her release from jail for sharing the meme on Banerjee.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 11:26 IST