Yo Yo Honey Singh at Kotwali Police Station. (Photo by Satish Raut)
Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh appeared before Kotwali Police on Sunday to submit his voice sample following the court order. Three samples of Singh’s voice were recorded by police officials which would be forwarded to the forensic laboratory, DCP Zone III Gajanan Rajmane said. A police official said a case was filed against Honey Singh by one Anandpal Singh Jabbal accusing the singer of uploading obscene songs to YouTube in 2015. However, no song was specified in the complaint . Based on the complaint, the singer was booked under Sections 292, 293 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 67, 67 (A) of the Information Technology Act. He had been released on early bail in October 2015 by the magistrate’s court, under certain conditions, police officials said. Pachpaoli Police had issued a notice to Honey Singh to appear before the police to record his voice sample.
However, Singh did not appear before the police, police said. On Jan. 27, District and Extra Sessions Judge Ali ordered the singer-rapper to report to Panchpaoli Police Station between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. But he didn’t come. The court then ordered him to appear before the police on Saturday. Singh’s lawyer arrived at the police station on Saturday evening and advised that Singh was ready to register the samples, police said. As the recording instruments were not available from the police, the recording was postponed for one day. The instruments and technicians were called from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Kotwali Police Station to take the voice samples. Suspecting a crowd gathering at Pachpaoli police station, officers decided to record the voice at Kotwali police station where Singh appeared at around 1.45pm. It took cops about four hours to collect the samples and complete the legal process, officials said.