After sitting on a complaint against rapper Honey Singh for over four months,the Nawanshahr police in Punjab 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 court for inaction,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.
According to the FIR,Honey Singhs songs were indecent and his song Main Hoon Balatkari provoked sexual violence against women.
Asked whether the singher will be arrested,Nawanshahr SSP Dhanpreet Kaur told The Indian Express: Such action will be taken after probe and collection of evidence.
In January,Parvinder Singh Kitna of Punjab Human Empowerment League (HELP) had filed a complaint with the Nawanshahr police against Honey Singhs songs.
However,instead of registering a case,the complaint was forwarded to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
There,Honey Singh was booked on the complaint of a police officer for singing lewd songs. Following this,Kitna filed the a PIL in the high court.
In his complaint to the police,Kitna had mentioned that after the December 16 Delhi gangrape,the nation was in shock and under such circumstances Honey Singhs songs provoked violence against women and promoted rape culture and had hurt all civilised Indians.