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Man held in Puruliya for posting CM's distorted image

Kolkata: A man was arrested in Puruliya on Wednesday for posting a distorted picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the social media.

According to a source, Joymal Bhattacharya, who

is a member of Para Panchayat Samiti, recently

lodged a complaint against Jhantu Rajwar of Dhankidi village for

allegedly distorting Chief

Minister 's picture and posting it on his social media profile.

Rajwar also allegedly wrote some lewd comments on the post.

Bhattacharya lodged a complaint against Jhantu Rajwar at the Para police station. On the basis of the complaint, police officers nabbed Rajwar on Wednesday.

Sources informed that Rajwar is associated with the BJP but the party has denied the claim.

"One person has been arrested in this regard and a probe is on," said a police official of Puruliya District Police. According to police sources, Rajwar has been booked under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

Earlier this month, BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested in Howrah for allegedly posting a distorted picture of Banerjee on social media profile.

On May 9, a Trinamool leader in Howrah lodged a complaint against her at the Dasnagar police station.

After the complaint was lodged, the Cyber Crime section of Howrah Police took charge of the investigation.

On Friday morning, Sharma was called for interrogation.

After a few hours of questioning by the police officers, she was arrested for allegedly distorting Banerjee's picture and posting it on social media.

After her arrest, Sharma claimed that she has been framed and targeted.

Sharma was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days after her arrest.

While she was in judicial custody,

Sharma, through her lawyer, appealed to Supreme Court

for bail. Sharma was granted bail by the Apex court on

May 15.

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