Honey Singh Booked For ‘Vulgar’ Lyrics In New Song

Punjab police have booked popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh and music producer Bhushan Kumar for allegedly using vulgar lyrics against women in their latest song, PTI reported on Tuesday.

The rapper was booked following a complaint lodged by the Punjab State Women Commission which sought action against him for alleged vulgarity.

The case was registered at Mataur police station in Punjab’s Mohali district. Honey Singh was booked under IPC’s Section 294 (punishment for obscene song and acts) and Section 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), a senior police officer said.

He was also been charged under Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and relevant section of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986.

Earlier, chairperson of the women panel Manisha Gulati had written to the state home secretary, the Punjab director general of police and the inspector general of police (crime), demanding appropriate action against the singer.

“We have asked the police to register an FIR against the singer for using vulgar lyrics against women in his song ‘Makhna’,” Gulati had said.

The women panel had also asked the police to submit a status report in the matter by July 12.

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