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.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

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.

ALSO READ: Sad he’s been targeted, says actor Vinay Pathak

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

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. D
    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.
    Reply
    1. A
      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.
      Reply
      1. A
        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
        Reply
        1. A
          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
          Reply
          1. A
            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.
            Reply
            1. R
              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.
              Reply
              1. R
                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.
                Reply
                1. R
                  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 .
                  Reply
                  1. B
                    Biltu
                    Jan 14, 2016 at 9:12 am
                    INDIA BECOMING HINDU VERSION OF STAN AND SAUDI ARABIA.
                    Reply
                    1. V
                      Vaidya
                      Jan 14, 2016 at 5:10 am
                      It really is becoming a joke. MR Kattar and his Police seem to be busy in arresting Kiku for a comedy show. Where has the tolerant society gone? And why is nobody from the film industry doing anything about this? Are they not a close knit family?
                      Reply
                      1. D
                        david
                        Jan 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm
                        ND TV every day makes fun of PM of India through cartoons but no one arrested any one.
                        Reply
                        1. E
                          Eminent Indian
                          Jan 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                          Actual reason is that India is HINDU-HATING country despite they are hindus itself. When word "baba" came gt;gt;gt;gt; All become outrage Mad......!!!...When word "muslim or Maulana" came gt;gt;gt;gt;gt; All people become MUTE.. It's the Truth..
                          Reply
                          1. E
                            Eminent Indian
                            Jan 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm
                            Actual reason is that India is HINDU-HATING country despite they are hindus itself. When word "baba" came gt;gt;gt;gt; All become outrage Mad......!!!...When word "muslim or Maulana" came gt;gt;gt;gt;gt; All people become MUTE.. It's the Truth.. Because word "baba" is connected with hinduism.
                            Reply
                            1. E
                              Eminent Indian
                              Jan 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm
                              Hindus has Fake Babas..OK Muslims has Terrorist Mullahs... Who is Deadliest.??? Your Mullah(godfather of Allah/muhammad) recruiting People to Kill innocent people. Fake is way better than Killer Terrorist...
                              Reply
                              1. E
                                Eminent Indian
                                Jan 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                India is Biggest Hypocrite of the World. When Kamlesh Tewari Jail all indians keep silence. WHEN kiku held for the SAME charges all indians become MAD and CRYING. Does Kamlesh has Less Freedom to Speech than Kiku.?????????????? Actual reason is that India is HINDU-HATING country despite they are hindu itself. When word "baba" came gt;gt;gt;gt; All become outrage Mad When word "muslim or Maulana" came gt;gt;gt;gt;gt; All become MUTE.. It's the Truth..
                                Reply
                                1. H
                                  hiren
                                  Jan 14, 2016 at 1:39 am
                                  Vo vo vo vo vo vo......Mimic is good. I am really against this fanatics. Do mimic next time on Mohmaad, Pop benedict, Padris, mullas and other as well!! and let us see how tolerant response you get
                                  Reply
                                  1. B
                                    Babu
                                    Jan 14, 2016 at 2:50 am
                                    hundu made asha ram god too he is in jail for sambhog this dera jhutta is better actor than manoj kumar
                                    Reply
                                    1. R
                                      rama
                                      Jan 14, 2016 at 12:01 am
                                      why they don't show guts on other religion god's just like "Charlie Hebdo" if he has guts i challenge him to do so else change himself completely in .5 state
                                      Reply
                                      1. J
                                        jew
                                        Jan 14, 2016 at 5:02 am
                                        Mr. Khattar does not realise long term implication of his actions. He is now irreversibly linked to Baba's fate. History shows characters like baba, as they grow larger than life and all powerful with political patronage invariably commit mistakes or past sins catch up, at most awkward times. When(not if) that happens Khattar will rue the day he cozied up to people like this.
                                        Reply
                                        1. B
                                          Bhavika
                                          Jan 14, 2016 at 7:25 am
                                          I find it strange that people start blaming Modi Or Khattar for incidences which occur on the nook and corners of any street.Such stupids are commenting on what the courts and police should do and not do.Where were these oxymoron when a mere cartoon in a Danish magazine created ripples over the world.?Do they know what is intolerance?It seems these MahaMads do not know the meaning of intolerance
                                          Reply
                                          1. M
                                            Me Marathi
                                            Jan 14, 2016 at 6:24 am
                                            May be you will be gunned down immediately by rabid islamic jihadi b@stards.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments