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India: Punjab police arrests Rakhi Sawant for comments against Valmiki

Rakhi Sawant Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Delhi, India Apr 04, 2017, 10.41 AM (IST)

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'. 

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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)

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