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Yuvraj Singh appeared earlier than the police in Haryana’s Hisar. (File)

Highlights

  • Yuvraj Singh had used a casteist slur in a video in opposition to Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Mr Singh and Rohit Sharma had been seen discussing Mr Chahal’s TikTok movies
  • 39-year-old had earlier apologised for the “unintentional remarks”

Chandigarh:

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh was briefly arrested after which launched on bail in Haryana on Saturday, the police mentioned, as a part of an investigation right into a grievance that he had used a casteist slur in an Instagram reside video in opposition to cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

The 39-year-old had earlier apologised for the “unintentional remarks” mentioned he was “misunderstood” after his June 2020 Instagram reside video with ex-teammate Rohit Sharma – that had his feedback on leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal – was extensively shared on social media, triggering outrage. Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma had been seen discussing Mr Chahal’s TikTok movies.

“As per court orders, Yuvraj Singh was arrested and then released on interim bail on Saturday,” Nitika Gahlaut, a senior police officer in Haryana’s Hansi, informed NDTV over the cellphone. However, Mr Singh’s consultant Shazmeen Kara mentioned the previous cricketer had not been arrested.

Sources mentioned Mr Singh had appeared earlier than the police in Hisar with 4 to 5 staffers, together with his safety personnel, accompanying him from Chandigarh.

The transfer got here following a grievance filed in February this yr by a Dalit activist in Haryana, demanding his arrest and registration of a case below the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which goals to ban discrimination. A First Information Report or FIR was filed within the case on orders of the court docket.

The activist, Rajat Kalsan, mentioned, “On October 6, the police was asked to include Yuvraj Singh in the probe. We have learnt that yesterday, Yuvraj Singh surrendered before the police in Hisar, he was questioned for two to three hours and then arrested. He was then released on bail bonds.”

“The police will submit its final report in a few days in the SC/ST court in Hisar and Yuvraj Singh will have to take regular bail from there. He will have to attend the hearings at the court in Hisar. We will do our best to prove his guilt since he has insulted the whole community,” he mentioned.

“Also, since the bail was given to him under the SC/ST Act, we are challenging it in the Supreme Court and hopefully you will see him behind bars,” Mr Kalsan added.

In a press release posted on his official Twitter deal with final yr, Mr Singh had expressed remorse “if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings”, including that his “love for India and all its people is eternal”.

“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. My love for India and all its people is eternal,” the assertion added.

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