A complainant had accused Rakhi Sawant of hurting religious sentiments of the Valmiki community on a TV show. Actress Rakhi Sawant, accused of making an objectionable comment against sage Valmiki, She is arrested in Mumbai today, reported news agency ANI. A court in Ludhiana had issued an arrest warrant after the 38-year-old failed to appear before it on March 9 in a case accusing her of making derogatory remarks against Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana which chronicles the life and times of Hindu God Rama.
The complainants had accused the actress of hurting religious sentiment of the Valmiki community with her comments on a TV show last year.
The next hearing of the case will be on 10th of April.
Rakhi Sawant is best known for appearances in reality TV shows like Bigg Boss and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. She has also acted in many Bollywood films but with outrageous comments have often drawn more attention.
On Tuesday Punjab Police said, “We were not able to arrest the controversial actress Rakhi Sawant and were returning empty-handed from Mumbai.
An arrest warrant against Sawant was issued by a Ludhiana court on March 9 after she failed to appear before it in a case filed against her for making “derogatory” remarks against sage Valmiki and hurting religious sentiments.
Ludhiana deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dharuman Nimbale said Sawant was not arrested.
He said the police team, comprising two head constables including a woman head constable, from Salem Tabri police station was on the way back to Ludhiana.