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Hard Kaur charged with sedition for comments against Yogi Adityanath, RSS chief

The investigation in the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch’s Surveillance Cell.

SNS | New Delhi |

Taran Kaur Dhillon, who goes by her stage name Hard Kaur, has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including sedition for posts on social media critical of Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

According to reports, the singer is accused of sharing two separate posts had on her official social media accounts, with one calling Yogi Adityanath “rape man Yogi”.

In another post, she allegedly blamed RSS and its chief for all terror attacks in India including 26/11 Mumbai blasts.

According to IANS, the complaint was filed in Varanasi by lawyer Shashank Shekhar under PC Sections 124A (sedition), 153 (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion), 500 (defamation) and 505 (intent to incite), and Section 66 of the IT Act.

The investigation in the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch’s Surveillance Cell.