TV comedian held for mimicking Dera chief
Actor Kiku Sharda was granted bail hours after he was arrested in Mumbai by police from Kaithal, Haryana, on Wednesday morning for allegedly mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
However, Sharda will be questioned by cops in connection with a separate case at Fatehabad, filed against him by a Dera follower.
Kaithal police had picked up Sharda, best known for his role as Palak in ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, from Goregaon in Mumbai at 1 am on Wednesday, following a complaint that his act had hurt the sentiments of Singh’s followers. The same afternoon, Kaithal chief judicial magistrate Nandita Kaushik remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days, and then allowed bail on a personal bond of Rs1 lakh.
Kaithal superintendent of police (SP) Krishan Murari told HT that Sharda’s lawyers applied for early hearing in the case, which the court accepted.
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