Sacrilege cases: Actor Akshay Kumar questioned for 2 hours by Punjab Police SIT

This meeting allegedly took place before the pardon was given to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a blasphemy case. the self-styled godman is currently serving a 20-year jail term in two rape cases.

Akshay Kumar appears before SIT in connection with Bargari Sacrilege Cases; Probe underway
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar arriving at Chandigarh airport this morning.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 21 Nov 2018 02:03 PM
Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today was questioned for nearly two hours by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police in Chandigarh in connection with cases pertaining to sacrilege in Punjab including the Rs 100 crore deal between jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at his Mumbai residence in 2015. Sources say he denied organising any such meeting at his Juhu house then. The actor had made the same clear through his Twitter recently that he has never met Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

According to news agency PTI, The Justice Ranjit Singh commission report, which was tabled in the Punjab Assembly in August, had given a reference of a letter written (October 9, 2017) to it by former MLA Harbans Jalal claiming that a meeting took place between Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal at the actor's flat in Mumbai in 2015 in connection with the release of the Dera head's movie "MSG". The meeting was allegedly held before the Dera chief was pardoned in a blasphemy case. The movie "MSG" was not released in Punjab in September 2015 because of an edict by the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, against it.

This meeting allegedly took place before the pardon was given to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a blasphemy case. The self-styled godman is currently serving a 20-year jail term in two rape cases.

The 'Airlift' actor was summoned to be present before Punjab's Special Investigation Team today followed by Badal father-son duo who are associated in the Bargari firing case on November 16 and November 19 at Amritsar’s Circuit House.

Even the current Punjab government took to Twitter and informed about the probe. “The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the police firing incidents in the wake of the Bargari sacrilege case has summoned the Badal father-son duo and actor Akshay Kumar for questioning in connection with the investigation next week,” tweeted the official Twitter handle of Punjab Government.

Akshay took to Twitter and posted a denial statement on November 12 after SIT summoned him along with former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. “It has come to my knowledge that some rumours and false statements are being loosely made on social media about my involvement with a person named Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the context of a fictitious meeting involving Sukhbir Singh Badal,” Akshay had said in a tweet.

“With all humility, I would like to state the following facts. I have never ever met Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in my life, anywhere. I learnt from social media at some point that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh resided for a while at some place in my locality Juhu in Mumbai but we never crossed each other's paths,” he added.