Kolkata: Noted Bengali television actor Joy Mukherjee has been arrested by the Kolkata police over charges of assaulting actress Sayantika Banerjee. Joy was arrested from his south Kolkata residence on Saturday morning after Sayantika lodged a complaint against the actor at the Tollygunge police station on Friday night.He will be presented in Alipore court on Saturday.
According to sources, Joy has been booked for rash driving, wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing hurt under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 279, 341, 323. Sayantika has alleged that the actor had physically assaulted her when she was returning from her gym on Friday morning.
Joy allegedly chased her car, intercepted it on Southern Avenue and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. Sayantika’s personal assistant, who was accompanying the actor, intervened and was allegedly assaulted too.
Sayantika, a leading lady in Bengali cinema, recently starred in Srijit Mukherji’s hit film Uma opposite Jisshu Sengupta. Joy, a popular face on Bengali television, has also acted in a couple of films. The couple have been paired opposite each other in films like Target and Shooter. The police have produced actor Joy Mukherjee before the Alipore court.