A sessions court in Nagpur granted an ad-interim anticipatory bail to popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who is facing arrest from Panchpaoli police on account of obscene and sexually explicit songs.
Additional sessions judge M Salman Azmi while granting temporary respite to Honey Singh directed him not to leave India, not to influence any person acquainted with case and be available for investigation as and when required.
Honey Singh moved an application before the Sessions Court through his counsel on Wednesday strongly denying any role in uploading any obscene songs on the internet or YouTube.
Panchpaoli police here has registered offence against Honey Singh under sections 292,293 of IPC and section 67 and 67(A) of the Information Technology Act on the basis of complaint filed by Anandpal Singh Gurnam Singh Jabbal.
The complainant had alleged that Honey Singh was going to sing obscene songs during his concert scheduled on August 10, 2013.
The rap-star claimed that the alleged obscene songs were not officially released by him and also submitted an order of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The applicant also pointed out another order passed by Delhi Court directing Cyber Law Division of DIT to block the offensive and objectionable pictures from URL/address. Custodial interrogation of applicant is not warranted as the alleged objectionable songs' IP addresses can be easily ascertained, claimed the lawyer of complainant.
Under section 67(A) of the IT Act, person responsible for such uploads is responsible and not the applicant Honey Singh, he claimed while seeking anticipatory bail.