KOLKATA: BJP candidate Roopa Ganguly has been granted bail by a Howrah court in connection with the case of an alleged assault on a Trinamool Congress activist during the West Bengal assembly polls.
A case was initiated against her for allegedly assaulting a Trinamool Congress supporter during the fourth phase of polling on April 25. She was contesting the assembly polls from Howrah North.
The veteran television actor, Ganguly, surrendered before a court in Howrah which granted her the bail.
Upon receiving complaints of rampant booth jamming, the actor had gone to a booth in her constituency where she was faced with angry protests by Trinamool supporters who accused her of disrupting the polling process.
A heated argument ensued and subsequently Soma Das, a Trinamool supporter had accused Ms Ganguly of “assaulting, and preventing her from casting her vote”.
Roopa was charged under the Indian Penal Code 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) along with her election manager Animesh Roy.