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Rapper Hard Kaur booked for sedition over online remarks against Yogi Adityanath, Mohan Bhagwat

A written complaint was filed by a local lawyer, Shashank Shekhar, SHO Cantonment Vijay Pratap Singh said.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2019 17:25 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Rapper Hard Kaur,Yogi Adityanath,Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Hard Kaur has been booked for sedition for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on social media, police said (HT File Photo)

UK-based rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon aka Hard Kaur has been booked for sedition for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on social media, police said Thursday.

A written complaint was filed by a local lawyer, Shashank Shekhar, on Wednesday, SHO Cantonment Vijay Pratap Singh said.

The police have booked her under sections 124 A(sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion), 500(defamation) and 505 (intent to incite) of the Indian Penal Code and section 66 of the IT Act, he said.

The complaint will be forwarded to the cyber cell for further probe into the matter, the SHO said.

Hard Kaur is known for her hit songs like “Glassy” and “Move Your Body”. She also owns a music label, Future Records.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

First Published: Jun 20, 2019 15:51 IST