After the bail plea issued by Gurdas Maan’s lawyer was rejected by the Jalandhar Sessions Court, the singer has moved the Punjab and Harayana High Court against the Jalandhar Court’s order denying him anticipatory bail.
Punjabi singer and actor, Gurdas Maan, who had been the cause for the Sikh communities outrage after he made a comment about Ladi Shah, the current head of the Dera Baba Murad Shah in Nakodar, being a descendant of the third Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Amar Das Ji. Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Mantra’ Of Becoming A Star!
After that Maan had been booked with Section 295 (A) of the IPC for hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikh Community. He had put a plea with the Jalandhar Sessions Court to grant him anticipatory bail for the same. However, the plea had been denied.
So, now Maan and his lawyers have sent a plea to the Punjab and Harayana High Court against the Jalandhar Court’s order. The matter is yet to be presented before the HC. However as far as we know, his counsel which has Senior Advocate R S Cheema, Advocate Arshdeep Singh Cheema and Tarannum Cheema, has mentioned in the HC bail plea that according to Section 295 (A), a person shall be held if he/she does “Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli¬gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli¬gious beliefs”, but in the present case FIR neither of the two have been intended. Basically, they say that Maan has neither insulted the religion nor did he have any ‘deliberate and malicious intentions’. Also Read: Perfume: Another Hindi Film By Loud Roar Studios Announced!
In addition to this, the lawyers have mentioned that the petitioner has always contributed and promoted Sikh religion and written uncountable lyrics in honor of the Sikh Gurus which have been applauded all over the globe. Moreover, the alleged objectionable material is already in the public domain and no more information can be given by Maan, so he does not need to be questioned or called in court.