Complaints seek FIR against Sonu Nigam over his tweets

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 09:26 IST
Radhe Maa visits Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on Monday. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Days after he compared self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa and Kali Maa in a tweet, complaints are being filed against singer Sonu Nigam. Police have received three applications - one in Samtanagar, one in Azad Maidan Police Station and another in Sakinaka - requesting an FIR against the singer for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

"Police have received another application against Nigam for his tweet regarding Radhe Maa a few days ago," said DCP (Detection-I) M Dahikar. An advocate, Atal Dubey, filed an application at Azad Maidan Police Station against Nigam, police said. The 42-year-old signer, in his tweet, had compared the religious leader to a Hindu goddess, said police.

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"Last night, I gave an application for registering a case against the singer under Sections 153 and 295 (A) of the IPC," said Dubey. These sections are related to provocation with intent to cause riot and deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings. Police will record my statement tomorrow, added Dubey. "Police haven't filed any FIR against the singer and would take appropriate action, if needed," added Dahikar.

Last week, Radhe Maa, who is embroiled in a dowry harassment case, was questioned by Kandivali Police (Mumbai) in regard with the case. A 32-year-old woman has alleged that the godwoman instigated her in-laws, who are her followers, to demand dowry. Radhe Maa has denied the charge.

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