Mithun Chakraborty faces grilling by Kolkata Police for hate speech


The Kolkata Police on Wednesday questioned Mithun Chakraborty after receiving a complaint that the actor-turned-BJP politician had incited violence through his speeches in the aftermath of the assembly polls in West Bengal.

Mithun Chakraborty

A news report by PTI said that the officers from the Manicktala police station in north Kolkata began grilling Mithun Chakraborty virtually at 10.20 AM on Wednesday morning. The actor is currently Pune.

Soon after joining the BJP in March, Mithun had issued chilling warnings to his political rivals. The 70-year-old actor had said, “Do remember this dialogue before starting the campaign. So many leaders spoke here. I will combine all their speeches and give one dialogue. My name is Mithun Chakraborty. I do what I say.”

Repeating his dialogue, Mithun had said, “Aami Joldhora o Noyi ! Aami Belebora o Noyi! Aami Jaat Cobra! Ek chhoboleyi Chhobi! ( I am not a jol dhora snake. I am not a belebora snake. I am a pure cobra. I strike once and you become a photograph).” 

In another threat, the veteran actor had borrowed a dialogue from one of his films, MLA Fatakeshto, and said, “Marbo ekhaney…lash porbay shoshaney (I will thrash you here and your dead body will be found in a crematorium.”

An FIR lodged at the police station had alleged that these dialogues were responsible for the post-poll violence in the state.

The Calcutta High Court had directed Mithun to provide his email address for him to be able to make himself available for questioning via video conferencing.

West Bengal reported largescale violence immediately after the elections results were announced on 2 May, giving a landslide victory to the Trinamool Congress.

The Calcutta High Court has fixed the matter for hearing on 18 June. Mithun, for his part, had sought for the quashing of the case filed against him.