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 this morning.
Police sources said, the actor was arrested by officers of Tollygunge police station near Acropolis Mall in Kasba – located off Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.
“He was missing for some time and on Wednesday we got the information that he was travelling in a radio taxi. We immediately alerted our officers and managed to arrest him. On Friday he will be produced in Alipore Court,” a senior police officer told.
Mr 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.
There are “enough evidence” against the actor, police said.
On April 29, Sonika was killed in a car accident. She was accompanied by Vikram Chatterjee, who was driving the car allegedly under the influence of alcohol and also sustained injuries in the accident. Vikram, however, denied that he was drunk.
Sonika was a popular face in the modeling industry and was also an anchor in Pro Kabbadi League. Apart from sports anchoring, Sonika was also a VJ on channel V.