Vishal Dadlani-Tarun Sagar row: SC won't grant stay on arrest, asks musician to approach HC

FP Staff

Sep,07 2016 15:29:59 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 7 September, refused to grant a stay on the arrest of Vishal Dadlani, for allegedly hurting sentiments of Jain community with his tweets on monk Tarun Sagar.

Instead, it directed him to approach the Bombay High Court for the same.

Vishal Dadlani. File photo/AFP

Vishal Dadlani. File photo/AFP

The news was reported by ANI on Twitter.

Dadlani courted controversy with his tweets after Jain religious leader Tarun Sagar addressed the Haryana Assembly in the nude. Dadlani termed it "monkery", although he later deleted the tweet.

After facing immense criticism for his comments, Dadlani severed ties with the Aam Admi Party's political work (he is one of AAP's celebrity supporter), saying he "made a mistake by offending the peaceful Jain community". He also apologised for hurting the sentiments of Jain with his remarks on Tarun Sagar.

An FIR was later registered against Dadlani by the Ambala Cantt police.

His advocate Karuna Nundy had petitioned the Supreme Court seeking that the FIR be quashed.

However, Justices V Gopala Gowda and Adarsh Kumar Goel asked Dadlani's lawyer to approach the concerned high court instead, reported Outlook.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal distanced himself from Dadlani's tweets, saying: "Tarun Sagarji Maharaj is a very revered saint, not just for Jains but everyone and those showing disrespect is unfortunate and should stop".

Updated Date: Sep 07, 2016 15:55 PM