Everything You Wanted to Know about Kiku Sharda and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Controversy

Comedian Kiku Sharda popularly known as Palak of Comedy Nights with Kapil was arrested from Goregaon, Mumbai by Haryana Police after a FIR was lodged against him for mimicking the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.

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Kiku Sharda is sent to Judicial Custody for 14 Days?

On December 27, Kiku Sharda mimicked Gurmeet Ram Rahim on a TV show.  On January 1ST a complaint was lodged against him by Dera Sacha Sauda follower named Uday Singh for outraging religious feelings of a class by insulting its religious sentiments. On January 12, when Kiku was shooting for the same show, a team of Haryana Police contacted the Aarey Police station in Goregaon, Mumbai.

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When the shooting of the show was wrapped up around 1 am, Kiku was arrested by the Haryana Police and was sent in judicial custody for 14 days. He was released on bail on 13th but arrested him yet again.

Kiku Even Apologized for Hurting Sentiments Earlier

Before the complaint was launched against Kiku Sharda, he had already apologized for the act clearing the air that it was not intentional.

However, looks like the followers did not pay any heed to Kiku Sharda’s apology tweet.

Kiku Sharda Has Been Booked Under section 295(A) of IPC

Kiku has been accused of hurting sentiments of Dera Sacha Sauda followers since he has made fun of their leader Gurmeet Ram Rahi Singh JI Insan. This is the reason why Kiku has been booked under section 295(A). However, now that Dera Sacha Sauda is not a religion, people are questioning this decision by the Haryana Police.

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“My Aim was only to Entertain People, Not to Hurt Sentiments of any Person.” ~ Kiku Sharda

While talking to media after his arrest, Kiku apologised yet again and said that he is merely an artist and presented his part on the instructions of the producers and the channel. “I was given a dress, script to read and directed to act,” he said. adding that he had been booked in this case but no action was taken against others including the TV channel. He said that his aim was only to entertain the public and not to hurt the religious feeling and sentiments of any person.

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Further adding that, while he was booked in this case, no action was taken against the TV channel or people associated to the programme. He emphasised that his aim was only to entertain the general public and not to hurt anybody’s religious  sentiments. While, initially, there was hardly any support for Kiku, people are now tweeting in support of him especially few comedians. Here are their tweets:

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