Though Nawanshahr police had booked Punjabi rapper Honey Singh on May 17, after Punjab government got a rap from the Punjab and Haryana high court for not taking action, police are yet to start investigation into the case.
The police officials have been saying that the complainant, Parvinder Singh Kittna, who had filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) through his non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Empowerment League of Punjab (HELP), has not been producing evidences against the rapper.
When HT contacted the Kittna, he said, "On January 1, 2013 I personally gave a written complaint and handed over a CD containing Honey's song "Main hoon balatkari" (I am a rapist), to then DSP city Satish Malhotra at his office".
"I don't know why they (police officials) are now demanding the evidences again when already they had been produced before them," he added.
He further said, "If police officials want anything from me, they should communicate through written communication only then I will produce the required things to them."
City police SHO Ranjeet Singh said, "We have called up Parvinder many times to submit evidence including CD containing the song as well as other documents but he has not been coming to police".
When asked about claims of Parvinder that he had submitted CD to police, SHO said that till date, he has not produced any evidence to them.
However, he said that investigation has been started.
The high court bench comprising justice Jasbir Singh and justice Rakesh Kumar Jain had taken exception to the song and remarked that it was difficult to go through the whole of it. The bench, on May 14, had directed the Punjab government to take appropriate action against the singer for the vulgar song. It had also asked for fresh summons to be served on Honey for July 4 through e-mail as he had failed to appear for the previous hearing.