Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST Act for making ‘casteist remarks’ during an online conversation on social media with fellow cricketer Rohit Sharma in June last year.
A Hansi based lawyer and activist, Rajat Kalsan, had filed a complaint with the police on June 2 last year. However, the police kept the matter pending for nearly eight months before proceeding with the FIR.
The police said a case, under sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with the intent to cause riots), 153(a) (Promoting and enmity between different groups on grounds of religion race, place of birth, residence, language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (Statements conducing public mischief), 295 (Injuring or defiling place of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class) of the IPC and also relevant sections of the SC/ST Act has been registered.
Besides, an administrative inquiry has also been initiated against the police officials concerned for keeping the complaint pending for long, a police spokesperson said.