After Shubhdeep Singh Siddhu, also known as Siddhu Moosewala and Sippy Gill, now the Bathinda Police has registered a case against noted Punjabi singer Amrit Mann. A case was registered against Amrit Mann for song allegedly promoting gun culture. The case has been registered after thorough investigations u/s 294 recites, sings, or utters any obscene song and 504 IPC 9 (International insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) on the complaint of Chandigarh based advocate Hari Chand Arora made to Bathinda Police on February 5.
The complaint was filed against Amrit Mann’s recent release, “Main Te Meri Rafal”. The city-based social activist Parminder Singh Kittna alleged the song of promoting violence and gun culture. The video clip of the 2018 song ”mai te meri Rafal rakane combination Choti da, raunda Warga nature jatt da Chun Chun very thoki da’ ( me and my rifle have the top combination, the nature of Jatt is cartridges and enemy is eliminated after finding him) was doing rounds on social media.
In February 2020, the Punjab transport department undertook a five-day special drive against the glorification of drug and gun culture in songs across the state. On the directions of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the special drive was launched from February 7 to 11, during which all regional transport authorities (RTAs) held meetings with transporters, sensitizing them to ill-effects of obscene/vulgar songs on the psyche of youngsters.
Arora has approached the police to register the case taking the song to be against the direction issued by Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Amrit Mann belongs to Goniana nearly 15 kilometers away from Bathinda. Advocate HC Arora had sent a complaint to Punjab Home Secretary, Director General of Police, and Senior Superintendent of Bathinda Police. His complaint asked the authorities to take steps for the removal of Amrit Mann’s song and other such songs on Youtube.