Casteist remarks  Yuvraj Singh arrested, released on bail

Cricket Yuvraj Singh was on October 17 arrested by the Haryana Police and let on interim bail as per a High Court order in a case pertaining to offensive remarks against the Scheduled Castes on a social media platform.

Confirming the arrest, Nitika Gahlaut, Hansi Superintendent of Police, said that the cricketer was arrested and released on bail as per a High Court order.

A First Information Report was registered against Mr. Singh on February 14 at Hansi’s City Police Station for allegedly making offensive remarks against the Scheduled Castes on a social media platform during a live video chat with fellow cricket players. The case was registered under Section 3 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, among others, on the complaint of Rajat Kansal, a Dalit rights activist.

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