India: Punjab police arrests Rakhi Sawant for comments against Valmiki
Rakhi Sawant Photograph: (Twitter)
Indian actor Rakhi Sawant was arrested on Tuesday by Punjab Police in Mumbai for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki, news agency ANI reported. Valmiki wrote the mythological Hindu epic 'Ramayana'.
Mumbai-Rakhi Sawant arrested by Punjab Police.She is arrested over case filed against her for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki(file pic) pic.twitter.com/KoqBIuaF8J— ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2017
According to reports, the arrest warrant was issued on March 9 after Sawant failed to appear before the Ludhiana court for the hearing of the case.
A complaint was filed against her by the Valmiki community for hurting their religious sentiments. She allegedly made derogatory comments against Valmiki at a programme on a private TV channel last year.
“By doing so she has hurt the religious sentiments of a large number of his followers,” the complaint said.
The next hearing of the case is scheduled for April 10.
(WION with agency inputs)