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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

Warrants against Kailash Kher for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 09, 2014
First Published: 22:38 IST(9/6/2014) | Last Updated: 23:11 IST(9/6/2014)

Bailable warrants were issued against Bollywood singer Kailash Kher on Monday after he failed to appear before the court in a case of alleged hurting sentiments of the Hindu community in one of his songs.

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Judicial magistrate (first class) Mehak Sabharwal issued the warrants against Kher.

The court had ordered him to appear in the court on February 22 this year. A case was filed by Narinder Makkar, a social activist, who alleged that Kher hurt sentiments of the community in the song ‘Babbam Bam Bam’.

Amit Kharbanda, authorised signatory on behalf of Sony Music Company, sought bail from the court on Monday by depositing a bail bond of Rs. 25,000 as the case was also filed against the company.

A complaint was lodged under sections 295A and 298 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the charge of hurting religious sentiments.

Charanjit Singh Channa, the complainant’s advocate, said, “The court had summoned Kher and the music company, but the former failed to turn up on Monday.”

Meanwhile, the court granted bail to Kharbanda, who appeared for the music company. The court has asked Kher to appear on the next hearing on July 28.

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