Kiku Sharda's arrest: Haryana Police should be ashamed, says Congress

Slamming the arrest of comedian Kiku Sharda, Congress on Thursday said such actions make India look like a "tin pot republic" and the Haryana Police should be "ashamed" of carrying out the arrest.

PTI| Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 14:44 PM IST

New Delhi: Slamming the arrest of comedian Kiku Sharda, Congress on Thursday said such actions make India look like a "tin pot republic" and the Haryana Police should be "ashamed" of carrying out the arrest.

Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said comedians like Kiku should be awarded not arrested.

Kiku Sharda was arrested by Haryana Police yesterday on a complaint alleging that he hurt religious sentiments by mocking Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.