Bengal polls: BJP candidate Roopa Ganguly surrenders before court in assault case

Kolkata: BJP candidate Roopa Ganguly on Friday surrendered before a Howrah court in connection with the case of an alleged assault on a Trinamool Congress activist during the Assembly polls.

The actress-turned politician was later granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 500.

The case was lodged against Roopa by TMC activist Soma Das for allegedly "pushing" her on 25 April during the fourth phase of polling in the ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal.

A file photo of Roopa Ganguly. PTI

A file photo of Roopa Ganguly. PTI

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.

Roopa, after receiving complaints of a booth being jammed by TMC workers in Salkia, went to one such booth where she was surrounded by them triggering a war of words between them.

Das had alleged she was pushed and obstructed by Roopa.

The Election Commission has also taken cognizance of the incident.

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Updated Date: Apr 29, 2016 18:33:09 IST

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