Actress Rakhi Sawant was on Thursday granted bail by a Ludhiana court in a case related to alleged “objectionable” remarks made by her against Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana.
Rakhi surrendered before the court on Thursday, a day ahead of the hearing of the case against her. She appeared before court wearing a Burqa to avoid being detected.
The court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against her last month and directed police to ensure her presence in the court on July 7.
Court sources said that the actress had submitted an unconditional apology to the Valmiki community for her earlier remarks made on a TV show last year following which a complaint was filed against her with the Ludhiana police.
Rakhi got the bail after furnishing two bonds of Rs one lakh each. She later left for Mumbai.
A local advocate, Narinder Adiya, had filed a complaint against Ms Sawant on July 9 last year, claiming her comments – allegedly made on a private television channel- had hurt the sentiments of the Valmiki community.
The Judicial Magistrate’s court had issued an arrest warrant against her on March 9.