FIR in opposition to cricketer Yuvraj Singh over ‘castiest remarks’

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Almost eight months after a grievance was filed in opposition to former cricketer Yuvraj Singh, the Haryana Police have lodged an FIR in opposition to him for his alleged “casteist remarks” in opposition to Dalits.

The FIR has been lodged on the grievance of a Hansi-based lawyer Rajat Kalsan, who had submitted a grievance to the police on June 2 final yr.

Kalsan alleged that Yuvraj, throughout an Instagram Live with India cricketer Rohit Sharma, had made the objectionable comment whereas referring to a different participant.

“This comment has hurt the sentiments of Dalits as millions of people had watched this video on social media,” Kalsan had alleged.

After a probe, the police stated, the FIR has been lodged beneath sections 153, 153 A, 295, 505 of the IPC and part 3 (1) (U) of SC/ST Act at City Police Station, Hansi on Sunday.

Yuvraj Singh couldn’t be contacted for feedback. However, an affiliate of Singh stated, “Our advocates are looking into it (the matter).”