Ram Gopal Varma booked for disputed tweets against Ram Rahim

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Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has been booked by Ludhiana Police for hurting religious sentiments of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda based in Sirsa, Haryana.

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The 52 year old director had grilled the self-proclaimed saint, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, for his controversial movie MSG: The Messenger Of God.
“Ram Rahim of MSG is an Ass but I don’t mean Ass in a figurative nor literal way..nd if anyone doesn’t understand this he’s an Ass (SIC),” he wrote on the popular microblogging website Twitter.

The police have registered a case against Varma on a complaint of Jasbir Singh, a resident of Lohara. Jasbir has alleged that Ram Gopal Varma tweeted on “Messenger of God” in which Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, is playing the lead role. He alleged that Varma used indecent language about the dera chief. “The comments of Ram Gopal Varma are abusive and offensive,” alleged Jasbir.

Jatinder Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Daba, said: “There is a local unit of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda. They lodged a complaint against Ram Gopal Varma yesterday. We have registered a case against him under section 298 of the IPC and 66 of the IT Act”.

We have initiated investigation into the case. Further action in the case will be taken after verifying evidences,” the Station House Officer said.