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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