A Kolkata professor and his neighbour are arrested by West Bengal police for allegedly posting a cartoon on a popular social networking site involving Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Railway Minister Mukul Roy and former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi. He was later released on bail.
Ambikesh Mahapatra, a professor of chemistry at the Jadavpur University has been arrested on charges of eve-teasing (Section 509 of the IPC), defamation (Section 500 of the IPC), humiliating a woman (Section 114 of the IPC) and causing offence using a computer (Section 66 A (b) of the It Act).
Ambikesh was assaulted last night, allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, when he was returning to his residence in Garia. Then the police arrived at his door soon and arrested him. He will be produced in an Alipore court.
Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police Sujoy Chanda told, “Professor has been arrested for spreading derogatory messages against respectable persons.” It is being said that Ambikesh forwarded the mails to at least 65 people.
Professors of Jadavpur University have called an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.
Rebel Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman and Educationists Sunanda Sanyal slammed the police for making the arrest.