Remarks against Valmiki: Rakhi Sawant granted anticipatory bail

The actress had tendered an unconditional apology to the Valmiki community after its members voiced outrage over her alleged remarks.

punjab Updated: Aug 06, 2017 13:40 IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
Rakhi Sawant,Valmiki,Ramayana
Rakhi Sawant

A local court in Ludhiana granted anticipatory bail to actress Rakhi Sawant but ordered her to surrender before it on August 7 in a case related to objectionable remarks by her against Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana.

Accepting her application, district and session judge Gurbir Singh ordered the actress to appear before the magistrate (where her case is in process) on August 7 to furnish fresh bail bonds.

On July 7, the court of judicial magistrate Vishav Gupta rejected the bail plea of the actress and issued a fresh arrest warrant as she failed to appear before the court.

Advocate Narinder Adiya had filed the complaint against Rakhi on July 9 last year, claiming her comments, allegedly made on a private television channel, had hurt the sentiments of the Valmiki community.

The actress had tendered an unconditional apology to the Valmiki community after its members voiced outrage over her alleged remarks.

On March 9, the judicial magistrate’s court issued non-bailable warrants against Rakhi. Following the court orders in April, a team of the Ludhiana police was sent to Mumbai to arrest the actress. The team, however, returned empty-handed.

First Published: Aug 06, 2017 13:40 IST