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Yuvraj Singh arrested, released on bail over Casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

18/10/2021 at 9:25 AM

New Delhi, Oct 18: : Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was arrested in a case for using casteist remarks against spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, was released on a bail in compliance with a high court order, said Haryana Police on Sunday.

Singh was accused of making casteist remarks against Chahal during an Instagram chat.

“We only made a formal arrest and he was released on bail in compliance of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court”, said Superintendent of Police (Hansi) Nitika Gahlaut.

“Yuvraj Singh came to Hansi on Saturday and we made a formal arrest. He was released on bail bond after a few hours,” DSP (Hansi) Vinod Shankar said.

While noting that the Haryana police is seeking only Singh’s “formal arrest” in the case, the high court had last week directed that upon joining the probe with the investigating officer, if the cricketer is arrested, he would be released on interim bail upon furnishing bail and surety bonds.

Worth mentioning, Lawyer Rajat Kalsan had filed an FIR against the former cricketer Yuvraj Singh earlier this year under sections of the IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, alleging that Singh’s comment had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community.

Expressing regret over the comments, Singh had earlier tweeted, “I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same.” 

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