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News |  11 Jun 2015 18:07 |  By RnMTeam

Mika Singh arrested for assaulting a doctor, out on bail

MUMBAI: Just a day after celebrating his birthday, Bollywood singer Mika Singh was arrested in Delhi for assaulting a doctor, in an incident which took place in April. During a live performance in South-West Delhi, the 'Dhinka Chika' singer allegedly slapped Dr. Shrikant Sinha, due to which the ophthalmologist suffered some internal injury inside his left ear.

The singer and his bouncers were said to be booked under Sections 341/34 (wrongful restraint and common intention) in addition to Section 323 (causing hurt).

According to Singh’s lawyer, Mika had landed in Delhi, after he came back from Malaysia. Police then recorded his statement, after which Singh was asked to call his lawyer. Although the singer was arrested, he was let out on bail after paying a bond of Rs 20,000.

His lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar further added that the singer was not misbehaving. He also informed that a case had been filed against the doctor by a female announcer at the event, and that Mika Singh does not know the announcer. He claimed that the doctor was passing comments and making obscene gestures towards her, which is why Singh slapped him.

Bhatnagar also added that the bouncers were hired by the event organisers.

However, Inderpuri police station has recorded statements from many attendees of the event, and has established that Sinha had not provoked Singh in anyway.

According to reports, as soon as the incident took place, Sinha's colleagues created a commotion, after which the Delhi police booked the singer and promised action against him. “While performing, Mika had called some of the audience on stage for an activity. During the activity, something done by the doctor irked Mika who then slapped him and handed him to the bouncers,” said a police official to a few reporters.

“In his complaint, Dr. Shrikant has said he was trying to communicate with a woman, who was participating in a gimmick that required segregation of male and female members of the audience. It was then that Mika summoned the doctor,” stated a senior police officer.

Singh’s elder brother, Daler Mehndi, maintained that both are at fault and that should have kept their anger under control. He also said that moral is learnt by both, and stated that fans should not be on stage.

This is not the first time that Singh has been arrested. In 2013 he was arrested at Mumbai international airport for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit. In 2006, he also kissed actor/performer Rakhi Sawant on his birthday bash.