Comedian Kiku Sharda rearrested, Haryana CM Khattar says govt has no hand

However, the comedian was arrested again on his way to Delhi since there is a similar case against him in Fatehabad.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: January 15, 2016 6:53 pm
kiku sharda, kiku sharda news, kiku sharda latest news, kiku sharda arrested, gurmeet ram rahim singh The complainant alleged that 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.

The Haryana police on Wednesday arrested actor-comedian Kiku Sharda from Mumbai and brought him to Kaithal for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Sharda, best known for playing the character Palak on the show Comedy Nights with Kapil, was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Nandita Kaushik. The court sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

Later in the day, Sharda was released on bail in the case registered against him in Kaithal. However, the comedian was arrested again on his way to Delhi since there is a similar case against him in Fatehabad. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state government had nothing to do with Sharda’s arrest.

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Kaithal Superintendent of Police Krishan Murari said, “Sharda was an accused in one of the criminal cases registered here. We learnt of his whereabouts and arrested him.” Uday Singh, a follower of the Sirsa-based Dera sect, had lodged a police complaint in Kaithal, accusing Sharda and eight others of hurting religious sentiments. A case was registered against Sharda under Section 295-A of the IPC (outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief) on December 31.

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The complainant alleged that 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. On Wednesday evening, the Dera chief tweeted, “I was busy shooting OnlineGurukul; just got to know, devotees are hurt due to Kiku’s action. If he has apologised, no complaint from my side.”

Even since the show was aired, Dera followers have been protesting on the streets and blocking highways, demanding action against Sharda. Speaking to the media after his arrest, Sharda apologised and said he was only playing a role given to him by the channel and the programme’s producers.

“Being an actor, I was given a dress and a script to read. I was directed to act. While no action has been taken against anybody else, I have been arrested. An actor’s aim is always to entertain the public and not to hurt anybody’s religious feelings,” he said.

READ: Twitterati slams comedian Kiku Sharda’s arrest for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim

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    Dinesh
    Jan 16, 2016 at 11:40 am
    Get over it,nobody cares abt this baba's.one goes another one come.duniya Ko Fudu banatey hai.so don't worry enjoy the comedian like Kiku sharda.
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      ajay
      Jan 14, 2016 at 6:46 am
      Indian government is following Talibanism and it is also mock on the judiciary system in India that this things happen in the 21st century and seems India going back to its medieval days. The more MODI MODI people chant the more worst thing will be seen in India. This is the responsibility of the Prime Minister to see these things otherwise it will be a disaster for the country. After hugging the UAE King, I feel Modi got a change of personality and behaving the same like a King and ruling India as a Hindu King and doing somewhat same what Aurangzeb did in his rule, will make every person a Hindu. That is why there is a intolerance in India. Listening and seeing this kind of things make us fool to watch and comment as this thing made highly ridiculed. It is embarring. Since Modi came there are no development in business but more development in religion. Modi is just like among the Fake Babas.
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        Amardeep Sekhon
        Jan 14, 2016 at 5:53 am
        Dera Boss and his cartel had said that he didn't meant to offend anyone when he mimicked The Sikh Guru.Now he feels offended. Please spare this poor chap Kiku. Mr Khattra stop pleasing the Dera boss
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          ankit
          Jan 14, 2016 at 4:01 am
          Challenge u to enact Mohammad or pope,u won't survive a day , hurt hindu sentiments and u become secular,shame
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            Aonima
            Jan 14, 2016 at 9:31 am
            Why only Hindu and Sikh are targeted all over the world frequently? Answer is nobody dare to target Muslims and Christians. If somebody dare to target Muslims and Christians, they knew their life ends the next day.
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              Rajesh
              Jan 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm
              Mullahs wont attack Lokmat office for publishing a cartoon. No problem. Mullahs burn down a police station in Malda for no reason. No problem. So why cry here? You want free speech, fine, but that include the right to draw pedophile Mohammed.
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                Rajesh
                Jan 14, 2016 at 11:56 am
                Pedophile Mohammed was himself the biggest joker and fake. Every Mullah is an . And this beggar is claiming superiority? Hilarious.
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                  Rajesh
                  Jan 14, 2016 at 11:57 am
                  Yes, he means to say the Central Govt has no control over the police. Read the Consitution, you .
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