After sitting on a complaint against rapper Honey Singh for over four months,the Nawanshahr police on Friday booked him under Section 294 of the IPC (obscene acts and songs) following directions from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
On Tuesday,after it was pulled up by the high court for inaction on the matter,the state home department had given the go-ahead to Nawanshahr police to register a case against the singer. Earlier,the cultural affairs department had submitted a report to the home department,recommending action against Honey Singh.
The FIR registered in the Nawanshahr City police station mentioned that Honey Singhs songs were crossing all limits of decency and his song Mein Hoon Balatkari had even provoked sexual violence against women.
Asked whether Honey Singh will be arrested,Nawanshahr SSP Dhanpreet Kaur said: Such an action will be taken after further investigation and collection of evidence.
In January,Parvinder Singh Kitna of Punjab Human Empowerment League (HELP) had filed a complaint with Nawanshahr police against Honey Singhs songs. However,instead of registering a case,the complaint was forwarded to Merrut in Uttar Pradesh. There,Honey Singh was booked on the complaint of a police officer for singing lewd songs. Following this,Kitna field the a PIL in the high court.
In his complaint to the police,Kitna had mentioned that after the December 16 Delhi gangrape,the entire nation was in shock and under such circumstances,Honey Singhs songs that provoked violence against women and promoted rape culture had hurt all civilised Indians.