Renowned Haryanvi folk singer Sapna Chaudhary (21), who attempted suicide on September 4 following alleged harassment on social media over her song said to be insulting a particular caste, was refused interim relief in connection with the FIR registered against her on July 14 under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Gurgaon. Taking up her anticipatory bail petition, the Punjab and Haryana High Court headed by Justice Jitendra Chauhan though refused to grant her interim bail. The court, however, issued notice of motion to the Haryana government for filing its reply by September 27. The court also suggested both the involved parties in the case discuss the issue and try and find out a solution amicably. Sapna’s counsel submitted before the court on Monday that she was being unnecessarily harassed and no case under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is made out against her.
It was on the basis of a complaint by Satpal Tanwar that the Sector-29 police station registered a case against Chaudhary, a Najafgarh resident.