Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
[Representational Image] Hayana's Sports Minister Anil Vij has gifted Rs. 50 lakh of taxpayer's money to the sports academy formed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the "guru of bling" and Bollywood actor who also heads the rich Dera Sacha Sauda sect in the state.IANS

After comedian Kiku Sharda was arrested for imitating self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on a show, the latter himself has landed in fresh controversy as he allegedly posed as a Hindu God in a video. An organisation has lodged a complaint against the controversial man on grounds of hurting religious sentiments.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, allegedly posed as Lord Vishnu in a video, which caught the attention of All India Hindu Federation. "We saw a video of Gurmeet Ram Rahim where he poses as Lord Vishnu, this has hurt religious sentiments of people," Nishant Sharma, president of All India Hindu Federation told Deccan Chronicle.

However, the complaint was allegedly not registered and so the team decided to meet the authorities, the report added. This is not the first time that Gurmeet Ram Rahim got into such a controversy as he was vehemently criticised in Punjab when he dressed up as Guru Gobind Singh.

Just a week ago, followers of the controversial godman filed a case against comedian Kiku Sharda, popularly known as Palak of "Comedy Nights With Kapil", for allegedly hurting their religious sentiments after he mimicked Gurmeet Ram Rahim on the show.

Although the comedian apologised on Twitter, Kiku was arrested on Wednesday. He was later released on bail after the Dera Sacha Sauda chief accepted his apology on Twitter. His arrest was criticised on social media by many celebrities and journalists.