THE KIKU Sharda case took a new turn when the Fatehabad police released the actor ‘ hurriedly’ on Wednesday night. After being freed on bail from Kaithal, the actor was arrested by Fatehabad police on a similar case.
Sharda now has a third case against him at Faridkot.
The 40- year- old was arrested from Mumbai by Haryana Police on Wednesday after Dera Sacha Sauda followers registered a case against him in Fatehabad and Kaithal districts on December 31 under section 295- A ( hurting religious sentiments) for mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Amidst high drama the comedian was sent to a 14- day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Nandita Kaushik in Kaithal on Wednesday. But a few hours after his remand, the court granted him bail on furnishing a bail bond of ` 1 lakh.
Sharda was on his way to Delhi after getting bail and was arrested again by the Haryana Police for a second case registered against him in Fatehabad. He was to be produced at Fatehabad court on Thursday but was released Wednesday night when police found ‘ nothing against him’ after he joined the investigation.
“ Kiku, alias Raghvendra Sharda, who was arrested by Kaithal police was also arrested by the Fatehabad police as he was facing a similar case in Fatehabad. Initial probe failed to verify facts. The actor was released after he joined the investigation,” Fatehabad SHO Dinesh Kumar told India Today.
The reasons given by Fatehabad police for releasing Sharda seems to point to the fact that he was ‘ hurriedly’ arrested to please Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Dera leader who played a vital role in the formation of the BJP government in the state. Following Sharda’s arrest, well- wishers and co- actors came out in his support and criticised the police for taking action against the actor despite he apologising the day after the show was telecast.