Comedian Kiku Sharda arrested in Mumbai

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 10:48:41

Comedian Kiku Sharda, best known for his act as Palak in a popular TV comic show has been arrested by Haryana Police on a complain alleging he hurt religious sentiments by mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Kiku was sent to 14-day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Nandita Kaushik in Kaithal. Haryana Police arrested him from Mumbai.

Kiku was booked on 31st of December

under section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code that is outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief.

While talking to media after his arrest, Kiku apologised and said that he is an artist and presented the programme on the directions of the TV channel and programme producers. He said that his aim was only to entertain the public and not to hurt the religious feeling and sentiments of any person.

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