Punjab police on Saturday booked popular Punjabi singer “Sidhu Moose Wala” aka Shubhdeep Singh. Along with Singh singer Mankirat Aulakh and seven unidentified persons are also booked.
As per reports from Hindustan Times Singh and others have been booked for promoting gun culture and violence through the song “panj goliyan” (five bullets). Senior Superintendent of Police Mansa, Narinder Bhargav said a case was filed under Sections 509 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 294 (reciting obscene song) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.
The FIR (first information report) was registered against the singer based on a complaint by Chandigarh-based lawyer HC Arora. Arora, in his complaint, cited a Punjab and Haryana High Court order that no song, not even in live shows, glorifying liquor, drugs, and violence can be played.
Meanwhile, the Ludhiana Police has also summoned Sidhu Moose Wala and Aulakh on the complaint of a Right To Information activist, Kuldeep Singh Khaira. Kahira alleged the singers promoted gun culture and violence, in the same song. Speaking on the matter Punjab Cheif Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that his government will not tolerate singers who perform such songs.
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