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Punjabi singer-cop booked for glorifying guns in his latest track

The AAP government last month ordered a complete ban on the public display of weapons and songs glorifying violence

The constable, Kuljeet, a resident of Rajeyana village, uploaded a song called ‘Mahakaal’ on YouTube in which he allegedly glorified weapons through both lyrics and visuals. (Image source: Screenshot from song)

A Punjab Police constable, who is also a singer, has been booked by the Moga police for allegedly glorifying gun culture in his latest single uploaded on YouTube, an official spokesperson Thursday said.

An FIR under section 188 of IPC was registered late on Wednesday at Baghapurana police station against Constable Kuljeet, a resident of Rajiana village in Moga, for allegedly glorifying weapons both through lyrics and visuals in his song ‘Mahakaal’.

Sub-inspector Jatinder Singh, SHO Baghapurana, said that Kuljeet is posted with patrolling wing of Moga police. “He is an amateur singer who uploaded his latest song on November 30 on YouTube. The FIR was registered hours after song was uploaded after it was noticed that lyrics and visuals promoted weapons. He is yet to be arrested,” said the SHO.

Parts of the song’s lyrics go like: ‘Tangi modey te dunaali (I have a double-barrel gun hung on my shoulder); saadey pindan vall karde aa asley di kheti (In our villages, we practise farming of weapons)”.

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Meanwhile, the song, which had garnered over 2000 views, has been removed from the social media platform.

On November 26, Punjab DGP had given 72 hours to people to remove content promoting gun culture from their social media profiles, adding that no case would be registered till then. The DGP had issued the ultimatum a day after state police booked a 11-year-old boy for posing with a toy gun in photograph that his father had uploaded in 2015 when the minor was only four years old.

Earlier, on November 13, the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government banned the public display of firearms as well as songs promoting gun culture and violence. It had also ordered a review of arms licences within the next three months. Directions were also issued to register FIRs against those making hate speech against any community.

First published on: 01-12-2022 at 12:28 IST
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