Honey Singh booked for vulgar lyrics in his song ‘Makhna’

Chandigarh: The Punjab Police on Tuesday booked pop singer and rapper Honey Singh on the charge of using vulgar lyrics against women in his song ‘Makhna’. Music producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series has also been booked.

The case has been registered at the Mataur police station in Punjab’s Mohali district.

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar said, a case has been filed against Honey Singh under IPC sections 294 (obscene acts) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), under Information Technology Act and section 6 of the indecent Representation of women (Prohibition) Act.

The singer, popularly known as Yo Yo Honey Singh, was booked following a complaint lodged by the Punjab State Women Commission over the lyrics of the song, which was released on December 21, 2018.

Last week, the Punjab State Women Commission’s chief Manisha Gulati had written to the state home secretary, the Director General of Police and the Inspector General of Police demanding appropriate action against Singh for allegedly using “vulgar lyrics against women” in the song.

Gulati had asked the police to file a criminal case against the Bollywood singer and sought a status report by July 12.

This is not the first time that the singer has landed himself in the controversy for his song.

In 2013, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the Punjab government to file a case against Singh for objectionable lyrics in his song “Main Hoon Balatkari [I am a rapist]”.

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