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Comedian Kiku arrested, sent to 14-day judicial custody
Chandigarh : Actor Kiku Sharda, known for his comic role in popular TV show "Comedy Nights with Kapil", was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Wednesday, a day after his arrest in Mumbai.
 
"He was booked for hurting the religious sentiments of the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda sect on December 31," an officer of Haryana Police, which made the arrest, said here. 
 
A complaint was filed against Kiku by a follower of the sect, the officer said.
 
Kiku was arrested by a Haryana Police team while he was shooting a new episode of the show in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
 
He was brought to Kaithal town in Haryana, 135 km from here, on Wednesday by police and produced before a court which sent him on judicial remand.
 
Kiku was accused by sect follower Uday Singh of dressing up like controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The episode was aired on December 27.
 
The actor had apologized, saying he never intended to hurt anyone.
 
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday refused to be drawn into the controversy.
 
"The government has no role. A complaint was filed with the police and action followed. The police will act as per law," Khattar said here.
 
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After IS threat, Pune anti-terror unit tightens security
Pune : Security was tightened in and around Anti-Terrorist Squad headquarters here after ATS Pune and Mumbai offices received threats allegedly by the terror group Islamic State (IS), an official said on Wednesday.
 
The letter threatened that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ATS-Pune) Bhanupratap Barge and his family would be eliminated, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Shrikant Phatak here.
 
"The (two) threat letters were sent to the Mumbai Police Commissonerate and an English newspaper office by post 12 days ago from Mulund and Dharavi. We received these four days ago after which we launched a probe," Phatak told the media here.
 
Mumbai police said the letter envelopes bore the postal marks of Mulund and Dharavi, but were unsure whether the contents of the letters or sender details were similar.
 
Barge was in the limelight in early December after he prevented radicalisation of a Pune college girl.
 
The 16-year-old Class XI (first-year junior college) student was allegedly fascinated by the IS ideology and got in touch with about 200 people around the world through the internet.
 
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Supreme Court refuses to permit Jallikattu
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to vacate its order barring the bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu that is held during Pongal festivities beginning on Thursday.
 
An apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice N.V. Ramana 
declined to lift an earlier order that put on hold a central government notification allowing Jallikattu and bull races. 
 
Rejecting the contention of petitioner Ramakrishna, the judges said they were not inclined to vacate the Supreme Court order of Tuesday prohibiting Jallikattu on grounds of cruelty to the bulls.
 
Jallikattu, an ancient sport, is held in rural parts of Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival. It involves young men clinging on to the hump of bulls to win prize money.
 
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Subramani P K

1 year ago

Congratulations to the judges who pronounced the verdict. Torturing of animals as a part of Pongal festival which is also a celebration for expression of gratitude to the animals which help in agriculture, is most undesirable and SC has rightly refused to lift the ban. Not only animals are tortured but many precious lives are lost in this inhuman sport. Hope this sport will be once for all stopped in our country.

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