Yuvraj Singh held for casteist remark on Chahal

The investigation started after a complaint was filed in February this year by a Dalit activist in Haryana

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested by police and was released on bail in Haryana on Saturday. He was arrested after a complaint was filed against him which stated that Yuvraj had used a casteist slur in an Instagram live video against cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.
 
Yuvraj had earlier apologised for the 'unintentional remarks'. He clarified that he was 'misunderstood' after his Instagram live video with ex-teammate Rohit Sharma in June 2020. His comments on Chahal was widely shared on social media which triggered outrage. Rohit and Yuvraj were seen discussing Chahal's TikTok videos.
 
As per information, Yuvraj had appeared before the police in Hisar with his four to five staffers which included his security personnel, accompanying him from Chandigarh.
 
The investigation started after a complaint was filed in February this year by a Dalit activist in Haryana. His arrest is demanded  and the case was registered under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
 
The activist, Rajat Kalsan, said, "On 6 October, the police was asked to include Yuvraj Singh in the probe. We have learnt that yesterday, Yuvraj Singh surrendered before the police in Hisar, he was questioned for two to three hours and then arrested. He was then released on bail bonds."
 
"The police officials will submit their final report in a few days in the SC/ST court in Hisar and Yuvraj Singh will have to take regular bail from there. He will have to attend the hearings at the court in Hisar. We will do our best to prove his guilt since he has insulted the whole community," he said.
 
"Also, since the bail was given to him under the SC/ST Act, we are challenging it in the Supreme Court and hopefully you will see him behind bars," Mr Kalsan added.
 
Yuvraj had already posted an apology note in his official Twitter account last and expressed his regret.

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