After an Additional Sessions Judge dismissed Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan’s anticipatory bail plea in a case registered against him on August 26 for hurting religious feelings of the Sikh community, the Punjabi singer on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Gurdas Maan had allegedly made objectionable remarks during a religious fair at Dera Baba Murad Shah in Nakodar last month.
Gurdas Maan sparked a row by describing Ladi Shah, who was the ruler of the Dera, as a descendant of third Sikh Guru Amar Das. Despite apology by Gurdas Maan, some Sikhs organisations remained adamant and wanted the police to book the Punjabi singer.
Punjabi singer Maan had landed in a controversy as members of the Satkar Committee had lodged a police complaint after his video had gone viral wherein he was heard saying that Laddi Shah was from the descendants of third Sikh guru, Guru Amar Das.
The committee members had demanded that a case be lodged against the singer, failing which they would hold a demonstration on the issue across the state.