Aurangabad Police Commissioner on Wednesday said that a written complaint was filed against singer Sonu Nigam in Marathwada’s Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers.
''We have received a written complaint against the singer. However, no offence has been registered so far in this regard'', Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Aurangabad told PTI.
One Nadeem Rana, head of a local religious organisation, approached the Jinsi Police Station with a written complaint against Nigam, the official said. ''We are studying this complaint and further course of action will be decided accordingly'', he said.
Nigam on Wednesday got his head tonsured by a celebrity hairstylist at a press conference in response to a 'fatwa' by a Muslim cleric who took strong exception to the Bollywood playback singer's tweets.
On Monday, the 43-year-old singer had described as hooliganism the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers. ''Gundagardi hai bus (it is hooliganism)'', he had posted on Twitter.
Gundagardi hai bus...— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017