Rakhi Sawant appears before court in burqa, gets bail in Valmiki case

In a case related to making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, Rakhi Sawant appeared before a Ludhiana court on Thursday wearing a burqa in order to avoid being detected. The court has granted her bail in the matter.

Rakhi had surrendered before the court a day ahead of the hearing. The court had earlier repeatedly summoned her, and after the Bollywood item queen failed to show up, issued an arrest warrant against her. The court issued a non-bailable warrant last month and directed police to ensure her presence in the court on July 7.

Rakhi was granted bail after she furnished two bonds of Rs one lakh each. She has also submitted an "unconditional apology" to the Valmiki community for her remarks which allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

Earlier, a complaint was filed against Rakhi for hurting religious sentiments of the Valmiki community with her comments against Valmiki, who wrote the mythological Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’, during a television programme last year.

In March, a team of Punjab Police had even gone to Mumbai to arrest her, but had to return empty-handed as Rakhi was not found at her given address.

Rakhi has left for Mumbai from Ludhiana, Punjab.