Yuvraj Singh arrested for hurling casteist slur against Yuzvendra Chahal, later released on interim bail

Yuvraj Singh arrested for hurling casteist slur against Yuzvendra Chahal, later released on interim bail

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested by the Hansi Police on Saturday in a case lodged in opposition to him for utilizing a casteist slur in opposition to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested by the Hansi Police on Saturday in a case lodged in opposition to him for utilizing a casteist slur in opposition to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Singh was later launched on interim bail after being interrogated for 3 hours. Yuvraj Singh was arrested underneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code and SC/ST Act.

Hansi SP Nitika Gahlout knowledgeable right here at the moment that Singh joined the investigation as per the instructions of the court docket with the investigation officer at the moment. The SP mentioned he was launched on interim bail after the arrest. She mentioned that the police had already recovered the cellphone of the cricketer.

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The previous all-rounder was booked underneath Sections 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith, race, native land, residence, language, and many others, and doing acts prejudicial to upkeep of concord), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to nationwide integration) of the IPC and Part 3(1)(u) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention and Atrocities) Act on the grievance of a Hansi-based lawyer and activist, Rajat Kalsan.

The Punjab & Haryana Excessive Courtroom had ordered the Haryana Police to launch Singh on bail if he’s arrested on becoming a member of the probe within the casteist remarks case. The Bench headed by Justice Amol Rattan Singh was listening to Yuvraj Singh’s plea searching for quashing of the FIR in opposition to him over his alleged casteist comment in opposition to his former teammate Yuzvendra Chahal throughout an Instagram chat final 12 months.

Kalsan, a Dalit activist, had final 12 months filed a grievance in opposition to Yuvraj Singh for allegedly utilizing a ‘casteist slur’ to consult with his former teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. The incident occurred in April 2020 throughout a reside session with present India vice-captain Rohit Sharma. The grievance registered in June had alleged that the cricketer’s remarks had been intentional and degrades and defames the Dalit group.

Quickly after going through outrage over the incident, Yuvraj Singh had issued a public assertion expressing remorse over the assertion. The previous Indian all-rounder had additionally added that he has by no means believed in disparity on any foundation.

“That is to make clear that I’ve by no means believed in any form of disparity, be it on the idea of caste, color, creed or gender. I’ve given and proceed to spend my life for the welfare of individuals. I consider within the dignity of life and respect every particular person with out exception. I perceive that whereas I used to be having a dialog with my pals, I used to be misunderstood, which was unwarranted. Nevertheless, as a accountable Indian I wish to say that I’ve unintentionally damage anyone’s sentiments or emotions, I wish to categorical regrets for a similar. My love for India and all its individuals is everlasting,” Singh had mentioned within the assertion.

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