Comedy Nights actor Kiku Sharda arrested for mimicking Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Kiku Sharda has been sent to 14 days judicial custody for mimicking Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his show.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi/kaithal | Updated: January 15, 2016 6:55 pm
kiku sharda, kiku sharda news, kiku sharda latest news, kiku sharda arrested, gurmeet ram rahim singh ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ fame actor Kiku Sharda has been sent to 14 days judicial custody for mimicking Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his show.

‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ actor Kiku Sharda aka ‘Palak’, who was arrested for mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his show, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana.

Also read: Why should I alone be blamed, asks Kiku Sharda

Kiku was arrested for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the self-styled godman’s followers.

Also read: Twitterati slams comedian Kiku Sharda’s arrest or mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim 

Kiku Sharda was sent to 14-day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Nandita Kaushik, Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kaithal. But later in day, he was granted bail. (After Kiku Sharda, actor Ali Asgar gets anticipatory bail )

He was arrested from Mumbai by the Haryana Police. Kiku was booked on December 31 under section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief).  A case was registered on the complaint of one Uday Singh, the follower of Dera Sacha Sauda, police said. (Read: Ram Rahim should ask his followers to chill, says Suresh Menon)

The complainant alleged that Kiku Sharda, while acting in a TV show, Jashn-e-Umeed, which aired on December 27, mimicked the Dera chief and made fun of a scene from his recent movie, MSG-2. After Kiku Sharda, Ali Asgar aka Dadi from ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ gets anticipatory bail

News agency ANI tweeted about Kiku’s arrest.

While talking to media after his arrest, Kiku apologised and said that he was an artist and “presented the programme on the directions of the channel and programme producers”.

“I was given a dress, script to read and directed to act,” he said, adding that he had been booked in this case but no action was taken against others including the TV channel.

He said that his aim was only to entertain the public and not to hurt the religious feeling and sentiments of any person.

Earlier in December 2015, Kiku had apoligized via on Twitter: “Doston the act on TV was not to hurt anyone’s feelings. My apologies to @Gurmeetramrahim ji and his followers. Let’s spread happiness.”

 

Dera followers had even protested against the actor, who shot to fame with comedy show “FIR”, seeking action against him.

Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, tweeted saying:  “If he has apologized, no complaint from my side”.

Kiku, who has appeared on several reality shows and small screen TV shows, is seen on ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ along with Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Upasna Singh and Chandan Prabhakar. (With PTI inputs)

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    Jai Kumar
    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm
    Charlie Hebdo is Dead. He died on a comedy show .RIP
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      Sophia
      Jan 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm
      Being a comedian,one is always welcome with his/her act but upto an extent!!!!! The act deliverd by Kiku is completely rediculous!!!! Atleast he should show someone as he /his is in actual!!!!
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        Indian-police-r-perverts
        Jan 13, 2016 at 10:43 am
        Which law says to arrest for mimicking. If so, then all the fellows making fun in Twitter and face book should be arrested. No, the arrest is to extort money from the comedian. All those involved in the arrest shall be arrested.
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          Jonysoi
          Jan 15, 2016 at 9:04 am
          Poor justice
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            Md. Tawhid
            Jan 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm
            When Kiku has apologized the case should be dropped and a case should be made on the writter and producer of the showNd
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              Navneet
              Jan 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm
              Poor act by police and BJP government, comedians are just to spread happiness and nothing else..
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                Tanu
                Jan 17, 2016 at 11:22 am
                The Love charger baba loves art and art forms, as is evident from Youtube videos that I saw. I dont think He has anything against Kiku or his Talent His followers had a problem, when the character of their "Guruji" was shown in incorrect light. And I think anybody would have problem if their father is shown as a playboy- serving liquor, playing around with girls. The CONTENT was most definitely objectionable. And that is the big question- Why would the script writer and director write such a script? Is this a part of some greater conspiracy to defame the spiritual saint?????
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                  Amit Sharma
                  Jan 13, 2016 at 10:29 am
                  Why the mimicry or social awareness is only done on hindu religion saints or god.. Is this the only religion left
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                    ahmed
                    Jan 13, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                    wah re achche din
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                      Amit Agarwal
                      Jan 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                      many people said about freedom of speech. My friends freedom of speech can not play with 55 million peoples sentiments. i think comedy should be healthy. Kiku was not just do mimicry of baba in normal way but he did the wrong social portrayal of baba.
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                        Anil Sharma
                        Jan 14, 2016 at 3:14 am
                        Gurmeet Ram Rahim looks like a rapist. Or a terrorist.
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                          Ankit Gokhale
                          Jan 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                          Well their religion makes ridiculous claims and then says that it shouldn't be ridiculed? What stupidity is this. That MSG should be ridiculed in the worst way.
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                            Priya
                            Jan 13, 2016 at 11:48 am
                            a poor comedian has been made scapegoat to spread message of threat. if they think they did right, they should have acted on the channel, producer, director etc. Did the team at least come to his support for this unjustified targeting? Will Kapil and Gutthi who are active on social media, tweet to his support or share hs sorrow? cyrus - the week that never happened. will be extra careful not to mimick any of the babas.
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                              Priya
                              Jan 13, 2016 at 11:51 am
                              yes - looks like it was a paid arrest and maybe they want it to be a paid release too.
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                                arc
                                Jan 13, 2016 at 8:44 am
                                The guru is a joker himself. Why shd he object to being the butt of jokes. The way things are going, police in every state shd cone out with a list of people alive or dead who cannot be joked about. Or ban humour altogether.
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                                  Amil Aurora
                                  Jan 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm
                                  I find it so difficult to believe that in a country with so many educated people that they could fall prey to this of charlatanism. But then again, when I say educated, I mean academic and not really educated with common sense and the ability to think for themselves. Supersion and religious stupidity has taken over the country where people, due to a difficult life and false promises by these charlatans, are easy prey and taken for a ride and in the bargain lose what little they have. There should be a law against such thieves.
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                                    author
                                    Jan 14, 2016 at 1:59 am
                                    what a joke the police and courts have become.
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                                      author
                                      Jan 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                                      I really could not think Modi would turn out to be sooooooooooo stupid.
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                                        Whyyoucare
                                        Jan 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                                        Welcome to the TALIBAN country! Where freedom of speech exists only on paper.
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                                          marina
                                          Jan 14, 2016 at 2:45 am
                                          Great work to bring harmony to society by our visionary Leader Modiji who is guiding all Indians and all religions worldwide to the path of progress and tolerance. Some people mistakenly think of Baba Gurmeet Singh, MSG, as only the divine leader of entire SIkh community after Guru Nanak, but he has taken religion to the next higher level and brought all of his followers closer to God/Allah, by taking birth on this earth as not just Sikh Guru but also Son of God and Prophet/Messenger of God/Allah, all rolled into one due to divine mercy from the Heavens on all three communities- Sikhs, Christians and Muslims. By respecting Him, Modiji has wiped out the stain of intolerance due ot his past deeds because by putting this evil comedian in jail, Modiji as shown respect to Mohammed, Jesus, Nanak, all three Founders of the Three Truest and Mightiest religions of God and opposed evil. God has Blessed Sikhs, Muslims, and Christians in the form of Baba Gurmeet Singh, who has combined them as the Last True Prophet of ALlah, Son of God in Flesh, and the Truest Messenger of Vahe Guru. Sickulars and Pressutes on Twitter and other places will oppose and criticize Modiji, but everyone knows where these godless sickulars and pressutes are going for their sins. Modiji, under inspiration and guidance and blessings of Baba Gurmeet SIngh, is directly blessed by God/Allah/Vhae Guru, and as the True Follower of Baba Gurmeet Singh ji, a great future of riches and fame awaits Modiji.
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                                            bhavesh
                                            Jan 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm
                                            to all pseudo secular friends. Why all silent when muslims all over the world violently act on charlie hebdo cartton. no one talks about comedy then.
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