Comedian Kiku Sharda, best known for his role in the show Comedy Nights with Kapil, was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda.
Kiku was sent to 14-day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Nandita Kaushik, Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kaithal.
While the comedian apologised to the followers of Sacha Sauda, tweets started flooding in from different corners in support of Sharda:
Here are some of the tweets:
I don't see our leaders getting arrested for behaving like comedians everyday.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 13, 2016
Ppl who can't take a joke are losers. Did I offend you? Good!— Raghu Ram (@tweetfromRaghu) January 13, 2016
Free Speech: Rest in Peace.Hurt Sentiments: Arrest in Peace.#KikuSharda— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 13, 2016
Heard @kikusharda 's been remanded to judicial custody for mimicking RamRahim on TV! Absurd! RamRahim's 'films' are the real joke, anyway!— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 13, 2016
Changing my bio to 'Godman'. I've 2.47 lakh followers.Anyone making fun of me will now be arrested under section 295A of IPC.#KikuSharda— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) January 13, 2016
But there were some supporters who also welcomed the arrest:
And then there were some who wanted the spiritual leader to be arrested: