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Rakhi Sawant gets bail, but asked to surrender on Aug 7

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 August 2017, 17:54 IST
Rakhi Sawant

A court here today 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.

Granting her anticipatory bail, Sessions Judge Gururbir Singh directed her to surrender before the court of Judicial Magistrate Vishav Gupta on August 7.

The judicial magistrate's court had cancelled the bail of the actress after she failed to appear before it on July 7 despite directions.

While granting her bail on July 6, Judicial Magistrate Vishav Gupta had directed her to attend the hearing on July 7.

Local advocate Narinder Adiya had filed the complaint against Sawant 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.


First published: 5 August 2017, 17:54 IST