Punjab court on Monday rejected Rakhi Sawant’s anticipatory bail plea, and issued an arrest warrant against the actress for failing to appear before the court on a case charged against her for allegedly making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who wrote the mythological Hindu epic 'Ramayana'.
However, Sawant's lawyers, moved an application in the court of district sessions judge Gurbir Singh seeking extension of the bail on the plea that she could not appear in the court on Monday as she was in the US.
The district sessions judge had on August 5 granted anticipatory bail to the actress on the condition that she would surrender before the trial court on August 7 and furnish surety bonds to the satisfaction of the court.
An arrest warrant was issued against the 38 year old actress in March for making objectionable remarks against Valmiki based on the complaint filed by lawyer Narinder Aadia who was a firm believer of ‘Bhagwan Valmiki’.
Aadia claimed that on July 9, 2016 he was watching television with his family members, and was astonished to hear the derogatory remarks used by Sawant against the sage.