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SC to hear on Tuesday BJP activist's plea against arrest for sharing morphed photo of WB CM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The agreed to hear on Tuesday the plea of a woman activist challenging her arrest by police for allegedly sharing a morphed photo of on

A vacation bench, comprising justices Indira and Sanjiv Khanna, on Monday took note of the plea of N K Kaul, representing the activist, that the issue of her arrest be accorded urgent hearing.

The bench posted the plea for hearing on Tuesday after the submitted that there has been a complete strike in and it has forced the woman to challenge her arrest in the apex court.

The said the woman activist is in judicial custody following her arrest by the police.

Priyanka Sharma, a Yuva Morcha leader, allegedly shared on a photo in which Banerjee's face has been photoshopped on to Priyanka Chopra's picture from the MET Gala event in

Sharma, against whom a complaint was filed at station, has been sent to two weeks' judicial custody. She is seeking bail.

Her arrest was followed by protests from the and other users.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 11:21 IST