Amritsar, July 9: Waking ahead to complaint lodged by the Punjab State Women Commission seeking substantial action, pop singer Honey Singh and music producer Bhushan Kumar have been booked by Punjab police for using vulgar lyrics against women in their latest song.
The case has being registered at the Mataur police station in Punjab's Mohali district, Singh has been booked under 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 of the IPC.
“He has also been charged under section 67 slating 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”, Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.
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, 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. Gulati further had demanded the song with the objectionable lyrics against women to be banned in the state.