New Delhi: Soon after being granted bail in a case of hurting religious sentiments of the followers of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim at Kaithal, comedian-actor Kiku Sharda was re-arrested this evening at a Fatehabad police station in another case on similar grounds. A case was filed against him at the Fatehabad station too for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim at an award show.
Earlier in the evening, the actor was granted bail by a Haryana local court on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. This morning, the actor was sent to 14 days of judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana.
His arrest had kicked off a debate on freedom of expression, with several personalities voicing their criticism against the drastic step by the police. People also voiced their concerns on social media platforms.
Many celebs took to Twitter to slam this action by the police saying it was absurd. The anchor of CNWK, Kapil Sharma also tweeted supporting his co-actor and urged Gurmeet Ram Rahim to come out and support an actor whose only motive was to spread happiness.
Later in the evening, Dera Sacha Sauda chief broke his silence on the controversy. In a tweet, he said that his devotees were hurt by the comedian's act but he had no hard feelings since the actor had apologised.