Delay in BJP youth leader release, SC raps WB govt
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped the West Bengal government over the delay in release of BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma.

BJP youth wing convenor Sharma was arrested for sharing a meme of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sharma’s advocate mentioned that she was not released yet.

The top court said, “If that is the case, court will issue a notice of contempt.”

West Bengal government’s counsel said that Priyanka was released at 09:40 am on Wednesday and court asked why she was not released immediately.  

Priyanka Sharma's lawyer said: “I'm told, subject to verification, that she was released around 09:40 am and that too after made to sign a statement prepared by police. It reflects extremely disturbing trend that Supreme Court's order that said 'forthwith release her' wasn't followed for 24 hours.”