Courtesy : Mithun Chakraborty
On Wednesday, the Kolkata police questioned Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty virtually over his recent election speech during his campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mithun had campaigned for BJP ahead of the March-April West Bengal polls.
Reportedly, Mithun was questioned for about 45 minutes via video conferencing for allegedly “preaching violence” in his speeches. Mrinal Kanti Mukherjee, a local police officer, confirmed the questioning, however, there has been no immediate comment from Chakraborty or the BJP.
As reported by Hindustan Times, Kolkata resident, Mrityunjay Pal lodged a complaint against Mithun Chakraborty on May 6, saying the actor used a monologue from one of his popular Bengali movies in which his character describes himself as a cobra whose bite can kill anyone.
Last week, Chakraborty moved the Calcutta high court seeking quashing of the case. But the court allowed the police to question him virtually.