The Diary of West Bengal’s Director Sanoj Mishra Summoned by Kolkata Police

Sanoj Mishra, the writer and director of the controversial movie The Diary of West Bengal has been served a legal notice by Kolkata Police and has been asked to be present at a city police station on May 30 for the purpose of questioning. Police sources said that the trailer of the movie was released on YouTube recently, following which, there was a complaint on May 11, alleging that the movie seemed to have been made as a deliberate attempt to malign the image of West Bengal. The Kerala Story Continues to Remain Absent From Movie Halls in West Bengal, Theatre Owners Remain Aloof From Screening Adah Sharma’s Film.

“Following preliminary investigation, the top brass of the city felt that there is sufficient ground to question the director in the matter and hence, a notice has been served to him asking him to report at Amherst Street Police station at 12 noon on May 30,” a city police official said. The Kerala Story: Supreme Court Directs Producers To Put Disclaimer for ‘No Authentic Data’ for Adah Sharma-Starrer’s Claim of 32,000 Conversions in Kerala.

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The notice has been issued under Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code. (CrPC). Recently, the West Bengal government was in controversy for imposing a ban on the screening of The Kerala Story, on grounds that the content of the movie can hamper communal harmony in the state. The director of the movie Subrata Sen moved the Supreme Court and the ban was finally lifted. The state government faced criticism from the opposition parties, civil society, intellectuals and celebrities for imposing the ban.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 26, 2023 04:01 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website