Yuvraj Singh arrested for alleged casteist remarks, released on interim bail
On Sunday, Yuvraj Singh was arrested by Haryana Police for an alleged casteist remarks case registered last year. However, he has been released on interim bail.
In a shocking development, former Indian swashbuckling batter Yuvraj Singh was arrested by Haryana Police on Sunday for an alleged casteist remarks case registered last year. The arrest was made following an order from the high court, as Yuvi had allegedly casteist remarks against another cricketer on Instagram last year.
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HP stated that it was just seeking Yuvi's formal arrest after the high court told it should join with the investigating officer last week. However, he would be released on bail after preparing the legal bail and surety bonds.
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Speaking to PTI, Hansi's Superintendent of Police, Nitika Gahlaut, said that Yuvi was arrested based on Punjab and Haryana High Court's order. He had arrived in Hansi on Saturday before being arrested but was released hours later on bail.
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The victimised cricketer had filed an FIR last year under the Indian Penal Code's (IPC) SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act with the help of his lawyer Rajat Kalsan. The lawyer had stated that Yuvi's comment hurt the Dalit community's sentiments.
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However, Yuvi had apologised last year itself on Twitter when the news broke out. "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," he had tweeted.