Popular Bengali actor Bikram Chatterjee has been arrested by Kolkata Police today morning in connection to the death of model-actor Sonika Chauhan who was killed in April. Bikram faces culpable homicide charges for the car crash in which the model was killed which can serve him with maximum of 10 years in jail.
Bikram had already been charged with causing death due to rash and negligent driving for which the maximum punishment is two years.
There are "enough evidence" against the actor, police said.
Bikram Chatterjee, a popular television and big screen star, was driving Sonika Chauhan home after a party around 3.30 am on April 29 when the car hit a pavement and flipped. The two were clicked in at least two clubs that night and in one photo shared by Sonika's friends, and from the pictures it seemed that Bikram was drunk.
However, the actor has denied the accusation that he was drunk the night, the accident happened. But later confessed that he consumed alcohol.
Though no evidences, but it seemed that the car was over speeding. The case took on a political twist with opposition parties in Bengal accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party of trying to protect Mr Chatterjee, who plays the lead in a popular television show.