Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant was on Tuesday arrested by Punjab Police in Mumbai over over a case filed against her for making derogatory remarks on Valmiki.
However, cops in Ludhiana denied having arrested her. But Rakhi’s team insisted that the actor was with the police after she surrendered.
“Rakhi is with the police. She has surrendered,” her spokesperson, Parul Chawla, told news agency IANS.
The warrant was issued on March 9 on the basis of a complaint filed against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Valmiki community with her comments on a programme on a private television channel last year, police said today.
“By doing so she has hurt the religious sentiments of a large number of his followers,” the complaint said.
Sawant had failed to appear before the court during the last hearing held on March 9 despite the court issuing her repeated summons.
The next hearing of the case is scheduled for April 10.