Punjab Cops fails to trace Rakhi Sawant, returns empty-handed

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Punjab Cops fails to trace Rakhi Sawant, returns empty-handed



A police team comprising two officials, including a woman head constable, from police station Salem Tabri of Ludhiana went to Mumbai to arrest actor Rakhi Sawant, failed to trace her. The team left Mumbai for Ludhiana empty handed on Monday.

A team of Punjab police who had come to Mumbai to arrest actor Rakhi Sawant for making derogatory comments about sage Valmiki, had to return empty handed on Tuesday after it failed to find her after three long days.

The Ludhiana police said that it had details of her old residential address and hence it allegedly failed to track her down, amidst unconfirmed reports of her being on the way to Punjab to surrender before the court.

“Our team tried to find her for three days in Mumbai with the help of the address that was with us, however, she could not be found. We have no clue about her location and have left a copy of the warrant with the Mumbai police. We will inform the court accordingly,” said Kunvar Vijay Pratap Singh, commissioner of police, Ludhiana.

A local court of Ludhiana had issued arrest warrant of Rakhi Sawant on March 9. After getting the arrest warrant, two officials from police station Salem Tabri had left for Mumbai to arrest her.

Occupants of the flat told the police party that Rakhi never stayed here. The team said they will report it to the court. Next hearing of the case is on April 10.

Narinder Adiya, an advocate, had lodged a complaint against Rakhi Sawant in July 2016 for her derogatory remarks against sage Valmiki, author of Hindu epic Ramayana.

Earlier, the court had summoned the actor but she did not turn up. Later, the court had issued bailable warrant for but to no avail. Finally, the court decided to issue a non-bailable warrant against her.

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