Punjabi singer Miss Pooja, actor Harish Verma booked for hurting religious sentiments

Hindustan Times, Nangal | ByBahadurjeet Singh
Apr 27, 2018 10:34 PM IST

A local lawyer objected the portrayal of Verma as ‘Yamraj’ (God of death) in a video song ‘Jeeju’ released in December last year

The police on Friday booked Punjabi singer Miss Pooja and actor Harish Verma for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community in one of their song.

Punjabi singer Miss Pooja.(HT Photo)
Punjabi singer Miss Pooja.(HT Photo)

The case against the duo, besides video production team Bideowale Frame Singh and music company Speed Records, has been registered under Sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class), 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Indian Penal Code on the directions of a Nangal rural court Judge Sachal Babbar.

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In the complaint filed by local lawyer Sandeep Kaushal under Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), he had objected to the portrayal of Verma as ‘Yamraj’ (God of death) in a video song ‘Jeeju’ released in December last year.

Miss Pooja is seen playing the role of his wife in the song, which has been directed by Bideowale Frame Singh and recorded by Speeds Record.

The complainant had averred that portrayal of ‘Yamraj’ with a ‘gada’ (mace) in a drunk condition was neither depicted in any religious book nor the same was ever heard by him and others from their ancestors.

He stated that no respect was paid to Yamraj, and “rather dignity of Yamraj and gada was infringed by the accused.”

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