Writer-director of ‘The Diary of West Bengal’ will be questioned, Kolkata Police sent notice to appear
The Kolkata Police official said that after a preliminary probe, the top brass felt that there was sufficient ground to question the director in the matter, hence the notice has been served to him. He has been asked to report at the police station on May 30 at 12 noon.
The Kolkata Police has sent a legal notice to Sanoj Mishra, the writer and director of the controversial film ‘The Diary of West Bengal’. He has been asked to appear at the city police station for questioning on May 30. The trailer of the film was recently released on YouTube, which created a controversy.
Kolkata Police sources said that the trailer of the film was recently released on YouTube. Subsequently, a complaint was filed on 11 May, alleging that the film was deliberately made as an attempt to malign the image of West Bengal.
A Kolkata police official said that after a preliminary probe, the city’s top officials felt that there were sufficient grounds to interrogate the director in the matter, hence the notice has been served to him. He has been asked to report at Amherst Street Police Station on May 30 at 12 noon.
Recently, the West Bengal government was embroiled in a controversy for banning the screening of ‘The Kerala Story’. The government was of the view that the content of the film could disturb the communal harmony in the state. Against this, the film’s director Subrata Sen had moved the Supreme Court, from where the order to lift the ban on the film was issued.