The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has given the state administration two weeks time to file a reply regarding progress in the infamous Honey Singh case. The court has asked the police to submit a written affidavit on the progress of first information report (FIR) filed against the bollywood singer. The affidavit has to be filed before February 18, directed the court.
During an earlier hearing, the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) had issued a ‘proclamation’ against the offender after efforts to trace him by the cops bore no fruits. The JMFC court had also ordered blocking of five computer links of the obscene songs of Honey Singh. A copy of this order was forwarded to the cyber law branch of the Electronic and Information Technology department in New Delhi to block the link.
It may be noted here that on the basis of complaint lodged by a vigilant citizen Anandpal Singh Jabbal, Pachpaoli police had registered offences under sections 292, 293 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 67, 67-A of the Information Technology Act against the Punjabi rap singer.
Honey Singh has been in the controversy for singing vulgar songs. According to Jabbal, the songs rendered by Honey Singh are not in good taste and can have a damaging effect on the youth of the country.
Jabbal Singh had lodged a complaint against Honey Singh about six months ago. However, the Pachpaoli police did not act on the complaint nor had taken any action against him. Jabbal then made a complaint to the commissioner of police, but he too failed to act in the matter, it was learnt.
Jabbal then lodged a complaint with the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), which too failed to intervene in the matter and rejected his application. Jabbal then knocked the doors of the High Court and filed a criminal writ petition against Honey Singh in the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court. After the high court reprimanded the police, an FIR came to be registered against the famed singer.
The high court now wants to know the progress in the FIR made by the police.