Yuvraj Singh, the former ace Indian batsman was arrested on the 16th of October and released on interim bail. According to reports Yuvraj Singh was arrested in Hansi Police Station of Haryana for making “Casteist” Remarks on another Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal. Yuvraj Singh had previously given a formal apology on Twitter. Although due to a complaint was filed by a local from Haryana that got Yuvraj arrested. He was in custody for 3 hours and then set free after bail was approved. Here is a look at what went through: –
Yuvraj Singh Arrested for “Casteist” Slur on Yuzvendra Chahal: –
The incident of Yuvraj Singh making a “Casteist” Slur on a public platform date back to June 2020 where he was on an Instagram Live Chat. He was in conversation with Rohit Sharma another ace batsman. They were talking about Yuzvendra Chahal and his Tik-Tok videos in a light-hearted and candid conversation. Yuvraj and his comments during the video were taken out of proportion and misunderstood by the Haryanvi locals.
Yuvraj Singh was arrested based on Section 153A and Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code. Before approval of the bail filed by Yuvraj Singh, he was interrogated by the police for three long hours.
Yuvraj Singh Arrested and Given Bail: –
“As per court orders, Yuvraj Singh was arrested and then released on interim bail on Saturday,” a senior police officer informed NDTV over the cell phone. However, Yuvraj Singh’s representative Shazmeen Kara said the former cricketer had not been arrested but just interrogated.
The arrest formalities came following a complaint filed in February this year by a Dalit activist, Rajat Kalsan, in Haryana, demanding his arrest and registration of an FIR under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which aims to prohibit discrimination of any form in India. A First Information Report or FIR was filed in the case on orders of the court and a charge sheet was made. After getting the bail, Yuvraj Singh is expected to be present at the court hearings in Hisar, Haryana. Based on the hearings, Yuvraj Singh will again have to file for bail.
Yuvraj Singh, however, as a responsible citizen had made an apology via Twitter. He tweeted, “I understand that I am a public voice and my comments make a difference. However, I do not intend to hurt any sentiments and my comments were misunderstood and taken out of proportion.”