Kaustav Bagchi, a spokesperson for the West Bengal Congress, was granted bail after being arrested for allegedly making comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bagchi was arrested by the Burtolla police station in Kolkata and booked under several sections of the IPC, including criminal conspiracy, intentional insult, and criminal intimidation. Bagchi’s lawyers argued that his arrest was unnecessary and questioned why he was not served a notice instead. The Congress workers protested against the arrest, and the BJP’s legal department at the Calcutta High Court condemned it.
The court granted Bagchi bail on a personal bail bond of Rs 1,000 and directed him to meet the investigating officer once a week.