Actor-turned-BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty was on Wedenseday questioned by Kolkata police in connection with a complaint accusing him of inciting post-poll violence in West Bengal through his speeches.
The 71-year-old actor is being questioned virtually as currently he is in Pune.
“Till the last information was received, the questioning was still underway,” an officer told PTI.
Accoriding to PTI, an FIR lodged at Manicktala police station alleged that the actor had used inciteful dialogues like ”Marbo ekhane lash porbe shoshane” (Will hit you here and the body will land in the crematorium) and ”Ek chobole chobi” (A snakebite will turn you into a photograph, meaning will kill you) at a rally here after defecting from TMC and joining BJP on March 7.
The complainent, the identitity of whom is unknown, alleged that the dialogues caused post-poll violence in the state.
In the complaint, the actor was accused of promoting enimity between different groups, an intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, and making statements amounting to public mischeif.
On May 2, West Bengal saw widespead clashes in several parts of the state after the poll results were announced in which the Trinamool Congress won by a huge margin.
On prayers by the lawyers of the petitioner and the prosecution on Friday for taking up the matter on a later date, the court fixed the matter for hearing on June 18.
Chakraborty had filed the petition before the high court seeking quashing of the case registered against him for alleged incitement to post-poll violence through his speeches, wherein he had uttered popular dialogues from his films.
The actor had claimed that the utterances of such film dialogues were only recreational and that he is innocent and in no way connected with any offence as alleged by the complainant.