Kolkata Police has arrested a taxi driver on Monday afternoon for allegedly making lewd remarks on actress and TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty . The incident occurred near the Balliganj Ferry area when Mimi was returning home from the gym. The taxi driver allegedly made lewd comments on the actress , after commenting that the driver ran away from her vehicle on the backroads . At first, Mimi ignored the case but when the taxi driver drove her car forward again and repeated the same gesture, she followed the vehicle, grabbed and confronted the driver.
The actress said in an audio statement that "I was in my car when I saw a taxi next to my car and the driver was pointing at me." At first, I ignored it. Then he overtook my car and did the same again. I felt that if I ignore this, another woman may face harassment if she rides in her taxi. They will not be safe in their taxi at night.
Mimi then lodged a complaint at Gariahat police station, after which the driver was arrested. The accused has been identified as Laxman Yadav (32), who lives in Anandpur area near the eastern metropolis bypass. The arrested driver has been booked under sections 354, 354A, 354D, 509 and others of the Indian Penal Code.