Yo Yo Honey Singh booked by police over 'vulgar' lyrics in Makhna song

Rapper Honey Singh has been booked by the Punjab Police after a complaint by the state women’s commission chief over the lyrics of his latest song Makhna.

Mohali senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar said a case has been filed against Honey Singh under IPC sections 294 (obscene acts) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), under Information Technology Act and section 6 of the indecent Representation of women (Prohibition) Act.

Punjab state women commission chairperson Manisha Gulati had written to the state DGP over the lyrics of Honey Singh’s song ‘Makhna’.

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In her letter, Gulati sought a ban on the song saying that the song is “indecent” and bound to have a “negative effect” on the society.

She had asked the police to file a criminal case against the Bollywood singer and sought a status report by July 12.

Honey Singh is not new to controversies. In 2013, he faced criticism for the song ‘Main hoon balatkari’.