Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh arrested for caste-based remark on India spinner; released on interim bail


Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was arrested in Haryana and then released on interim bail following his caste-based remark on India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram Live session with Rohit Sharma last year.

An FIR was filed against Yuvraj under various sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act by Rajan Kalsan, a resident of Hansi, as the remarks made about Chahal didn’t go well with the Dalit community. 

“Hansi SP Nitika Gahlout informed here today that Singh joined the investigation as per the directions of the court with the investigation officer today. The SP said he was released on interim bail after the arrest. She said that the police had already recovered the phone of the cricketer,” Chandigarh-based newspaper ‘The Tribune’ reported.

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According to the report, here are the sections under which the 39-year-old has been booked:

Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony)

Section 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of the IPC.

Section 3(1)(u) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention and Atrocities) Act

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Kalsan had complained that Yuvraj had made unacceptable remarks about Chahal. Yuvraj approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court after pleading innocence in case and requesting quashing of the FIR.

Yuvraj had expressed regrets about his comments earlier and had tweeted as well, “I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same.”


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