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Rakhi Sawant arrested for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 April 2017, 15:58 IST


Actress Rakhi Sawant has been arrested by Punjab Police on 4 April. She is arrested over case filed against her for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Valmiki.

The arrest warrant was issued by a local court in Ludhiana against the Bollywood actress.

Rakhi Sawant allegedly made objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who wrote the mythological Hindu epic 'Ramayana'.

The warrant was issued on March 9 on the basis of a complaint filed against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Valmiki community with her comments on a programme on a private television channel last year, police had said.

"By doing so she has hurt the religious sentiments of a large number of his followers," the complaint said.

"A two-member team of the Ludhiana police has left for Mumbai with the arrest warrant," a police official said.

Sawant had failed to appear before the court during the last hearing held on March 9 despite the court issuing her repeated summons.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled for April 10.


- -With PTI inputs

First published: 4 April 2017, 15:58 IST
 
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