Punjabi actor Rana Jung Bahadur held by Jalandhar police for 'hurting' religious sentiments

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 6

The Jalandhar police today arrested Punjabi actor Rana Jung Bahadur for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

During an interview, the actor had reportedly made some “objectionable” remarks against Lord Valmiki, following which protests broke out in parts of Punjab, including Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar. Members of the Dalit community even burnt the actor’s effigy a few days ago and staged a dharna against him.

Rana Jung Bahadur

A case had been resgitered under Sections 295 and 295A of the IPC and Section 3 of the SC/ST Act against the actor at New Baradari police station.

The court had rejected his anticipatory bail application on Tuesday.

Jassi Talhan, chief, Guru Ravidass Tiger Force, said the Punjabi actor had insulted Lord Valmiki by passing derogatory remarks against him.

#Hoshiarpur

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