NAGPUR: The Second Capital City of Nagpur on Sunday night went into unending deliberations over a hot topic. The topic centred on: Will the rapper Yo-Yo Honey Singh be arrested by Pachpaoli police? Will the rap-singer go scot-free in obscenity case?
The deliberations gained steam as the rapper arrived in city on Sunday to appear in Pachpaoli Police Station in relation to the FIR against him for allegedly uploading obscene songs on social networking sites. It may be significant to recall that the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court had directed the singer Hirdesh Singh alias Honey Singh to appear in Pachpaoli Police Station by March 2 in relation to the obscenity case.
Honey Singh did appear slyly in Pachpaoli Police Station on Sunday (March 1) itself but what followed was sham of investigation. He stayed there hardly for 10 minutes and left the spot in a hurry. Ironically, the policemen crossed the limits when they called their family members to the Police Station to have a look of the rapper and also to have photo-shoot with him. The cops were found busy in photo-ops rather than the serious investigation into the obscenity case. It looked like the singer Honey Singh was completing the formalities of High Court directive. There was nothing called investigation.
Honey Singh’s appearance in Pachpaoli Police Station on March 1 instead of March 2 could be aimed at avoiding chaos and any untoward incident.
Anandpal Singh Gurnam Singh Jabbal had filed a police complaint case against the rapper. But when no cognisance of his FIR was taken, he moved the Commissioner of Police who too allegedly failed to initiate any action prompting Jabbal to file a case before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) under Section 156 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
Singh moved the higher judiciary for quashing this FIR. During the last hearing, the court had granted a stay on his personal appearance.