The former Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested for using casteist slurs against RCB spinner Chahal. He was arrested by the Hansi Police of Haryana and was charged under section 153A and section 505 of the Indian Penal Code. He was released after being interrogated for three hours.
It was the Punjab and Haryana Court’s order, that saw the cricketer was bailed, as according to their order to the Haryana police since the police were seeking only a “formal arrest,” therefore the cricketer was to be released upon a furnishing bail and surety bonds.
It was earlier in the month of February that a case was registered against Yuvraj for making objectionable remarks against his former teammate and RCB player Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat last year, in which Yuvraj was conversing with Rohit Sharma. The former world champion was hence booked under sections 153, 153 (a), 505, 295 of the Indan Penal Code and also the relevant sections of the SC/ST act. The complaint was originally lodged by a Dalit activist named Kalsan, following which the Yuvraj had also faced severe outrage on social media. The complaint against him was registered, when the remarks were found to be intentional in the month of June.
Later according to Republiwcworld.comY Yuvraj too had put out an official statement in which he said: “I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, color, creed or gender. I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friend I was misunderstood as a responsible Indian I would like to express my regret for the same.”
The matter has been adjourned for further hearing until November 18.