Bollywood starlet and reality TV star Rakhi Sawant has been arrested by the Punjab police for her comments on Valmiki. The Punjab police arrived from Ludhiana in Mumbai on Tuesday to arrest the former TV actor.
According to reports, a local court in Ludhiana had issued the arrest warrant against Rakhi on 9 March on the basis of a complaint filed against the actor for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Valmiki community on video last year. Rakhi had later apologised for her comment via a video clip in which she stated that it was not her intention to hurt anybody.
Mumbai-Rakhi Sawant arrested by Punjab Police.She is arrested over case filed against her for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki(file pic) pic.twitter.com/KoqBIuaF8J— ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2017
It was also reported that Rakhi had failed to appear before the court despite the court issuing her repeated summons during the last hearing in March. The case against Rakhi Sawant is now scheduled for 10 April.
This is apparently the video clip in which Rakhi called Valmiki a “murderer”, which caused the outrage amongst the Valmiki community:
And here is Rakhi apologising for her statement: