Gurdas Maan, a Punjabi musician, was refused anticipatory bail on Tuesday for uttering derogatory remarks during a fair in Nakodar’s Dera Baba Murad Shah. Ladi Shah, the dera ruler, was recognized by Mann as a descendant of Shri Guru Amardas Ji. Sikh organizations complained to him after this, accusing him of hurting religious sensibilities.
Mann has entered an anticipatory bail petition in this matter before the District and Sessions Court. His lawyer said that he had previously apologized and that he deserved to be released on bond.
During the hearing, Sikh group advocates Parminder Singh Dhingra and Ravinder Singh stated that Mann’s words had wounded people’s sentiments. As a result, there is a lot of resentment among the Sikh Sangat in the nation and abroad. Maan remaining outside may cause dissatisfaction among the public and degrade Punjab’s environment. As a result, his anticipatory bail request should be rejected.
Members of Sikh organizations, on the other hand, gathered in large numbers at the courthouse on Tuesday morning. However, because Gurdas Maan was not there, the atmosphere remained peaceful, and no decision on expected bail was made. Paramjit Akali also indicated that he will wait for the court’s decision, which is expected tomorrow. The following step will be done after that.
Maan has been charged with violating Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code at the Nakodar police station. Sikh organizations have previously stopped the Jalandhar-Delhi route, seeking Mann’s arrest.