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Comedian Kiku Sharda arrested and released again in a fresh case

Actor Kiku Sharda was arrested and released for a second time in Punjab’s Fatehabad late on Wednesday for allegedly mimicking controversial religious leader and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

tv Updated: Jan 14, 2016 12:02 IST
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Kiku Sharda

Kiku Sharda was arrested and released for a second time in Punjab’s Fatehabad for allegedly mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Actor Kiku Sharda was arrested and released for a second time in Punjab’s Fatehabad late on Wednesday for allegedly mimicking controversial religious leader and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

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The second arrest came hours after the comedian – best known for his role as Palak in the popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil – was arrested and granted bail by police in Kaithal on the same charges.

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He was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments for allegedly mimicking the Dera chief – who claims to have a following running into crores – after a member of the sect complained.

“We arrested Kiku Sharda as a similar case under section 295-A (hurting religious sentiments) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Sharda here in Fatehabad city police station. He was later released after he assured that he will help Fatehabad police for investigation,” Fatehabad station house officer (SHO) Dinesh Kumar told HT.

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The actor was released after he apologised and said it wasn’t his intention to hurt any religious sentiments with his performance. Singh also accepted the apology.

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