YUVRAJ SINGH ARRESTED OVER CASTEIST REMARK, GRANTED INTERIM BAIL
19 October 2021
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested over a casteist remark by Hansi police on Saturday. The complainant stated that the cricketer had used a casteist slur against cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal during an instagram live session.
The 39 year old cricketer had earlier apologised and said he was ‘misunderstood’ after making the remark in an instagram live video with Rohit Sharma, while discussing the Tik Tok videos of leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
The arrest was made after a complaint was filed in February by a Dalit activist, and demanding the arrest of the cricketer, under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Following the orders of the court, an FIR was filed. “As per court orders, Yuvraj Singh was arrested and then released on interim bail on Saturday”, said Nitika Gahlaut, senior police officer of Hansi station to the media.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the cricketer would be released on interim bail upon furnishing bail and security bonds. The Court was listening to a plea seeking bail and quashing of the SC/ST Act filed against him.
Toni News Desk
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