Rakhi Sawant seeks anticipatory bail from Bombay High Court, gets transit one

07 April 2017, 11:15 PM
Rakhi Sawant seeks anticipatory bail from Bombay HC, gets transit one (PTI Image)
Rakhi Sawant seeks anticipatory bail from Bombay HC, gets transit one (PTI Image)

Fearing arrest for allegedly making offensive remarks against sage Valmiki, Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant on Friday sought anticipatory bail from the Bombay High Court, which said it would give her ‘transit bail’ instead.

Justice Ajey Gadkari, before whom her plea came up for hearing, said he would grant the TV actress a ‘transit bail’ for the period of travel to Punjab to enable her seek pre-arrest bail from the court which had issued the warrant against her.

The judge, however, reserved his order on Sawant’s plea for April 10.

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A Ludhiana court had issued a warrant against Rakhi on March 9 on a complaint that she hurt religious sentiments of the Valmiki community by her comments against sage Valmiki, the author of Ramayana, in a program last year.

First Published: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:11 PM
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