Rakhi Sawant arrested for hurting Valmiki community's sentiments
Rakhi Sawant, the controversial television actor, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly hurting Valmiki community sentiments. She had reportedly made some objectionable remark against Valmiki, the mythological sage who wrote Ramayana.
The actor was arrested following a warrant issued by a Ludhiana court on March 9 on the basis of a complaint filed against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Valmiki community with her comments in a program on a private television channel last year.
Sawant had claimed that Valmiki once was a murderer but later wrote the Ramayana. The actress was giving an example of how people and their situations change. Comparing Valmiki to singer Mika Singh who had forcibly kissed her during his birthday bash in 2014, Sawant said that like the Hindu sage, the singer had also now "changed" and was "innocent".
However, 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.
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