Arrest Warrant Against Rakhi Sawant for Remarks Against Valmiki

A local court in Ludhiana, Punjab has issued an arrest warrant against Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant for allegedly making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who wrote the mythological Hindu epic Ramayana.

The warrant was issued on 9 March on the basis of a complaint filed against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Valmiki community with her comments on a programme on a private television channel last year, police said today.

“By doing so she has hurt the religious sentiments of a large number of his followers,” the complaint said.

A police official A two-member team of the Ludhiana police has left for Mumbai with the arrest warrant.

Sawant had failed to appear before the court during the last hearing held on 9 March despite the court issuing her repeated summons.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled for 10 April.

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