Kolkata, July 8: Television actor Sanjay Mukherjee, popularly known Joy Mukherjee in Kolkata industry, was arrested for threatening a co-star and assaulting her assistant. Sanjay Mukherjee was arrested by Tollygunge police on Saturday.
According to the complaint lodged by Sayantika Banerjee, Sanjay Mukherjee blocked her car in the middle of a road and and tried to forcibly open the door. The accused couldn't open the door but his yanking damaged the door's handle, Banerjee said.
When Banerjee's assistant stepped out of the car to intervene, Mukherjee allegedly assaulted him. Only after the passers-by intervened, the victim managed to leave the spot. The police is checking CCTV footages to collect more evidence in the case.
Joy Mukherjee has been booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), and 427 (mischief) of IPC.
Sayantika and Joy paired in films like "Target" and "Shooter".