The trailer for the Hindi film “The Diary of West Bengal” sparked controversy upon its release. Renowned filmmaker Sanoj Mishra is serving as the writer and director of the film. Following accusations of trying to smear Bengal through the film, the West Bengal Police issued a legal notice to the director. The film is currently in the spotlight due to the hype surrounding it.
The legal notice sent to the director read: “Ref: Amherst Street Police Station, Kolkata Case No. 90, dated 11/05/2023 U/s 120B/153A/501/504/505/295A Read Indian Penal Code with section 66D/ 84B Information Technology Act’ 2000 and section 7, Cinematograph Act’ 1952. In exercise of the power conferred by virtue of subsection (1) of section 41A of CrPC, I hereby inform you that during the investigation of the aforementioned case, it is revealed that there are reasonable grounds to question him in order to determine the facts and circumstances of this case.”
The notice further stated: “Therefore, you are directed to appear before Inspector Subhabrata Kar, Additional Officer-in-Charge of the Amherst Street Police Station on May 30, 2023 at 12 a.m. at the Amherst Street Police Station. 57 Amherst Street, Raja Ram Mohan Sarani, Kolkata-9 for the purpose of investigating the above-mentioned case Inspector-in-Charge, Oshiwara Police Station, Mumbai to deliver the notice and report service via signal return”.
Meanwhile, the controversial film is presented by Wasim Rizvi Films and produced by Jitendra Narayan Singh, with Tapas Mukherjee and Achintya Bosh serving as co-producers.