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Bengal actor chases actress on Kolkata streets, arrested for ‘harassment’

Bengal actor Sanjay Mukherjee was arrested for ‘intimidating’ an actress and chasing her vehicle in Kolkata on Friday. Better known as Joy Mukherjee in film circles, he had worked with the actress in a film in 2010. He was reportedly a close friend of the 32-year-old actress.

kolkata Updated: Jul 07, 2018 18:25 IST
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The incident took place when the actress was returning from a gym in the evening. Actor Sanjay Mukherjee reportedly followed her car for some time and then blocked her way. (HT/Photo for representation)

Bengal actor Sanjay Mukherjee was arrested for ‘intimidating’ an actress and chasing her vehicle in Kolkata on Friday.

Better known as Joy Mukherjee in film circles, the actor was granted bail and said the issue was not as what was being portrayed.

“We had a problem between us. It was a personal matter. I tried to telephone her a few times to sort it out. Nothing of the sort that was portrayed took place. I am waiting for the right moment to reveal everything,” he said.

Joy had worked with the 32-year-old actress in a film called ‘Target’ in 2010 that also starred Mithun Chakraborty and was reportedly a close friend of her.

According to the actress’s complaint filed in Tollygunge police station, the incident took place when the actress was returning from a gym in the evening. Mukherjee reportedly followed her car for some time.

When her vehicle hit Southern Avenue, he overtook her car and blocked her way. He reportedly tried to force his way into her car and also damaged it, said an officer who did not want to be named.

Mukherjee also allegedly attacked an assistant of the actress who was inside the car.

Police have seized the car in which Mukherjee chased the actress. They slapped IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 279 (rash driving) on Mukherjee. He was produced in court on Saturday, which later granted him bail.

Police said they will look into CCTV footage. The actress told the media that Mukherjee had harassed her earlier too, but she had then ignored it.

First Published: Jul 07, 2018 14:38 IST