Mumbai, 4 April: The Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant arrested by Punjab Police. She is arrested over case filed against her for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki.
A local court here had issued an arrest warrant against Rakhi Sawant for allegedly making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who 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
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The warrant was issued on March 9 following 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 said today.
“By doing so she has hurt the religious sentiments of a large number of his followers,” the complaint said.
Sawant did not 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 slated for April 10.