The Haryana Police on Sunday stated cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested and launched on bail in an alleged casteist remarks case in compliance with a excessive courtroom order. Singh was accused of constructing casteist remarks towards one other cricketer throughout an Instagram chat final yr.

Superintendent of Police (Hansi) Nitika Gahlaut stated over the telephone, “We solely made a proper arrest and he was launched on bail in compliance of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.”

“Yuvraj Singh got here to Hansi on Saturday and we made a proper arrest. He was launched on bail bond after a couple of hours,” DSP (Hansi) Vinod Shankar stated.

Whereas noting that the Haryana police is looking for solely Singh’s “formal arrest” within the case, the excessive courtroom had final week directed that upon becoming a member of the probe with the investigating officer, if the cricketer is arrested, he can be launched on interim bail upon furnishing bail and surety bonds.

The excessive courtroom was listening to a plea by the cricketer looking for quashing of an FIR filed towards him earlier this yr underneath sections of the IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act based mostly on a criticism by lawyer Rajat Kalsan on the Hansi Police Station in Hisar.

Kalsan had filed the police criticism final yr, alleging that Singh’s remark had damage the emotions of the Dalit group and numerous individuals had watched the video on social media.

Expressing remorse over the feedback, Singh had earlier tweeted, “I perceive that whereas I used to be having a dialog with my pals, I used to be misunderstood, which was unwarranted. Nonetheless, as a accountable Indian I wish to say that if I’ve unintentionally damage anyone’s sentiments or emotions, I want to specific remorse for a similar.” 

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