Comedian Kiku Sharda, who was arrested for mocking godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, was detained in another case in Fatehabad before finally being released.
The comedian was granted bail on Wedneday after being remanded to 14 days in jail by a court. However, after his release he was produced again at another police station where he was released after formalities were completed, reported the Times of India.
Sharda was released on a bail bond of Rs one lakh.
The comedian was taken from Kaithal to Fatehabad and after formalities regarding the case were completed, he was released.
The detention in the second case came after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had tweeted this on Wednesday evening:
I was busy shooting OnlineGurukul; just got to know, devotees are hurt due to Kiku’s action.If he has apologized, no complaint from my side— GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) January 13, 2016
Kiku was booked on December 31 under section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief).
While talking to media after his arrest, Kiku apologised and said that he was an artist and “presented the programme on the directions of the TV channel and programme producers”.
“I was given a dress, script to read and directed to act,” he said, adding that he had been booked in this case but no action was taken against others including the TV channel which aired the show.
He said that his aim was only to entertain the public and not to hurt the religious feeling and sentiments of any person.
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