An actor has been arrested for allegedly threatening an actress by stopping her car in the middle of the road, the police said on Sunday.
TV actor Sanjay Mukherjee, popular in the industry as Joy Mukherjee, was arrested by the police from the Tollygunge police station area on Saturday after actress Sayantika Banerjee lodged a complaint alleging that she was threatened by the actor and her car was stopped in the middle of the road.
She also alleged that her assistant was assaulted by Joy, they said.
According to Sayantika’s complaint, the incident happened on Friday afternoon when Joy overtook her and blocked the road when she was heading towards Southern Avenue in her chauffeur-driven car.
She has alleged that Joy, after alighting from his car, walked up to Sayantika’s vehicle and tried to forcibly open the door, the police officer said quoting the actress’ complaint.
Door handle damaged
Joy could not open the door but his yanking damaged the door’s handle, he said.
When Sayantika’s assistant stepped out and tried to pacify Joy, he was hit by the actor, the police said.
Only after the passers-by intervened, Sayantika managed to leave the spot. Later in the evening, she lodged a complaint with the Tollygunge police station in this connection.
Joy has been booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 427 (mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “We are collecting evidence and going through the CCTV footages,” the police officer said.
Sayantika and Joy paired in films like ‘Target’ and ’Shooter’