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Poet Surjit Gag again booked for hurting religious sentiments of Hindu community

ROPAR: Surjit Gag, a poet, who was earlier arrested in a case for hurting the Sikh sentiments after he wrote a controversial poem raking up a controversy, is now again booked by the Anandpur Sahib police for hurting religious sentiments but this time the Hindu community.

In the recent case lodged against him he was booked under section 295-A of Indian Penal Code for writing objectionable content against the Hindu gods. He had uploaded his write-up on Dusherra in October last year following which an anonymous complaint landed to the Punjab Intelligence Wing. The complaint was further handed over to the Ropar Senior Superintendent of Police for investigation. The DSP Anandpur Sahib RS Kahlon himself investigated the matter and on the advice of District Attorney (Legal) booked the accused of hurting Hindu sentiments.

DSP Anandpur RS Kahlon and ASI Jaspal Singh maintained that a complaint in this regard was received on October 20, 2017, over the article on Dusherra written and uploaded by the accused on his Facebook wall. “We have recorded the statements of a Shiv Sena leader Gurpreet Singh Laddi and few others besides the accused Surjit Gag.

We inquired into the complaint forwarded to us by the intelligence wing.”

Notably, in July last year, Surjit Gag had written poem ‘Mai te Nanak’ (Me and Nanak) in which he had written an objectionable content against the Sikhs first master Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was then arrested following registration of a case on the complaint of Ranjit Singh, Manager Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib.
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