Rakhi Sawant gets bail from Ludhiana court in Valmiki remark case, attends hearing in burqa


Jul,07 2017 09:10:55 IST

 Chandigarh: A court in Ludhiana on Thursday granted bail to actor Rakhi Sawant, who appeared before it wearing a burqa to avoid being detected, in a case related to objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki.

Rakhi Sawant in this file photo. Image from Facebook

Rakhi Sawant. Facebook

Rakhi surrendered before the court on Thursday, a day ahead of the hearing of the case against her. The court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against her last month and directed police to ensure her presence in the court on 7 July.

Court sources said that the actress had submitted an "unconditional apology" to the Valmiki community for her earlier remarks made on a TV show last year following which a complaint was filed against her with the Ludhiana police.

Rakhi got the bail after furnishing two bonds of Rs one lakh each. She later left for Mumbai.

The court had issued non-bailable warrants against her in march this year and a Punjab Police team had gone to Mumbai to arrest her. However, they returned empty-handed as she was not found at her given address.

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 09:15 AM