Yuvraj Singh arrested over casteist remark, released on bail

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested by Haryana police on Sunday and released on bail in a casteist remarks case in compliance with a High Court order.

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested by Haryana police on Sunday and released on bail in a casteist remarks case in compliance with a High Court order.

Singh is accused of making casteist remarks against another cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat last year. The incident dates back to June 2020 when Yuvraj Singh made a casteist remark, towards Chahal during an Instagram Live session with India opener Rohit Sharma. While speaking with Sharma about Chahal’s famous Tik-Tok and Instagram videos, Singh made a remark, which was of casteist in nature, aiming for the RCB leggie.

Singh was interrogated for three hours before being released on interim bail. The police said it was a “formal arrest” when he had gone to Hansi town in Hisar, and he was released on bail in compliance with the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

“Yuvraj Singh came to Hansi on Saturday and we made a formal arrest. He was released on bail bond after a few hours,” said DSP (Hansi) Vinod Shankar.

Expressing regret over the comments, Singh had earlier tweeted, “I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same.”