- Yuvraj Singh used racist insults in a video against Yusvendra Chahal
- Singh and Rohit Sharma discussing Chahal’s tic-tac-toe videos
- The 39-year-old apologized for his “unintentional statement.”
Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested in Haryana on Saturday and later released on bail following a complaint that he had castigated a racist insult in a live Instagram video against cricketer Yusvendra Chahal, police said.
The 39-year-old had earlier apologized for his “unintentional statement” and said he misunderstood him after a live video on Instagram in June 2020 with his former teammate Rohit Sharma — it was a big blow to the club about his spinner Yusvendra Chahal. The media exchanged, provoking anger. Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma were seen discussing Chahal’s tic-tac-toe videos.
“Yuvraj Singh was arrested on a court order and released on interim bail on Saturday,” Nitika Glout, a senior police officer in Hansi, Haryana, told NDTV over phone. However, Mr Singh’s agent Shasmin Kara said the former cricketer had not been arrested.
Sources said Mr. Singh was accompanied by four to five employees from Chandigarh, including his security personnel, to the police station in Hisar.
The move comes in the wake of a complaint filed by a Dalit activist in Haryana in February this year seeking his arrest and registration under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Crime) Act with the aim of prohibiting discrimination. The first information report or FIR in the case was filed on the orders of the court.
Activist Rajat Culson said, “On October 6, we asked the police to include Yuvraj Singh in the investigation. He was later released on bail. “
“The police will submit their final report in the SC / ST court in Hisar in a few days and Yuvraj Singh will have to get regular bail from there. To prove, ”he said.
“Also, since he was granted bail under the SC / ST Act, we are challenging it in the Supreme Court and we hope you will see him in jail,” Mr. Culson said.
In a statement on his official Twitter account last year, Singh said he was “sorry if I had inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings” and said, “My love for India and all its people is eternal.”
“While I was having a conversation with my friends, I realized that I had misunderstood it and that it was unnecessary. And my love for all its people is eternal.