HM Haryana orders immediate action in Yuvraj Singh case

27-11-2020

Hisar, Nov 27 (UNI) Hansi police officials did not take any action in the case of derogatory remarks made by former cricketer Yuvraj Singh against the Dalit community, but now Haryana Home  Minister (HM) Anil Vij taking cognizance of the complaint of Kalsan has ordered the Director General of Police of Haryana to take immediate action in the case.

The convenor of the National Alliance and Dalit Human Rights Rajat Kalsan Hansi, had complained to Home Minister Anil Vij about the police not taking action against Yuvraj, on which Home Minister immediately took action and sent the Haryana DGP Kalsan orders to act on the complaint. 

In this case, the special court established under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes Atrocities Act of Hisar has also sought status report of the case from Hansi police, the police has to submit the report to the court on 22 January. 

Significantly, Yuvraj Singh, while talking to cricketer Yajuvendra Chahal during a video chat on Instagram, made a derogatory comment about the scheduled caste society about which the National Alliance for Dalit Human Rights Convener Rajat Kalsan of Hansi on June 2, gave a written complaint by superintendent Lokendra Singh. This complaint was initially investigated by Rohtas Sihag, DSP of Hansi city and since then DSP Vinod Shankar has been investigating. Kalsan, in his complaint sent to Mr Vij, alleged that both the investigating officers DSP Rohtas Sihag and Vinod Shankar of Hansi police, despite the law to immediately file an FIR under Section 18A and Rule 5 of the SC and Tribes Atrocities Act, I did not register an FIR. 

Kalsan, in a complaint sent to Home Minister Vij, filed a FIR against Yuvraj Singh and demanded strict action against police officers who did not take action under Section 4 of the SC / ST Act and sections 217 and 219 of IPC.