RBN Web Desk: The Kolkata Police arrested television actor Joy Mukherjee earlier today on charges of assaulting popular actress Sayantika Banerjee. He was however later released on bail.
According to media reports, Joy was produced before the Alipore court, and was granted bail on a personal bond of ₹500. The actor had allegedly assaulted Sayantika on Southern Avenue in Kolkata when she was returning home. Police have also seized Joy’s car and is inquiring into the alleged crime. The actor has been booked under sections 279 (rash driving), 232 (punishment to voluntarily cause hurt), and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code. The arrest was carried out after Sayantika filed a complaint at Tollygunge police station.
Sayantika, according to sources, was returning home from the gym yesterday morning when Joy allegedly chased the actress. Joy finally intercepted Sayantika’s car on Southern Avenue and tried to pull her out of the vehicle. Sayantika’s business manager, sources said, was also present inside her car when the incident happened.
Joy and Sayantika were rumoured to be partners some time back. They recently ended their eight-year relationship.
Sayantika is a popular actress and an accomplished dancer with several live shows to her credit. Joy too is a popular face on Bengali films and television. He has worked in films like Hangover(2010), Warrant (2011), and others. Sayantika and Joy were paired opposite each other in Target: The Final Mission (2010), and Shooter (2012).