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Sonu Nigam's 'loudspeaker' controversy takes another turn, complaint filed against singer with Aurangabad police

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.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Apr 2017, 12:07:57 AM
Sonu Nigam


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.

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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.

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First Published : 19 Apr 2017, 07:52:00 PM