Kolkata: Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who is facing a culpable homicide charge for the car crash in which model-anchor Sonika Chauhan was killed in April, was arrested in Kolkata on Friday morning.
Chatterjee had earlier been charged with causing death due to rash and negligent driving for which the maximum punishment is two years. Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code or culpable homicide not amounting to murder means he can be jailed for up to 10 years.
Vikarm’s anticipatory bail plea hearing was scheduled to be heard at Kolkata HC on July 12 or 13.
There are “enough evidence” against the actor, police said.
Chatterjee, a TV actor, was driving Chauhan home after a party around 3.30 am on April 29 when the car hit a pavement and flipped.
Notably, the case took on a political twist with opposition parties in Bengal accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party of trying to protect Chatterjee, who plays the lead in a popular television show.