Famous Bollywood singer Mika Singh was on Thursday arrested briefly for allegedly slapping a doctor during a concert in Delhi two months ago.
However, according to reports, the police released Mika on bail soon after.
The singer had allegedly slapped Shrikant Sinha, an ophthalmologist, during the concert on April 11.
Mika's lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar, however, denied the arrest and told ANI that he was only called for an investigation at Delhi's Inderpuri Police Station.
Mika Singh was not arrested. We were called for investigation. He is not a criminal: Sanjay Bhatnagar (lawyer) pic.twitter.com/a4mKCY3LW2— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
Why arrest? It’s a bailable offence: Sanjay Bhatnagar (lawyer) on Singer Mika Singh arrested for slapping a doctor pic.twitter.com/zGsQ4898Jr— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
The doctor was assaulting a girl in the event. Mika only retaliated. A case is also registered against that doctor in PS: Sanjay Bhatnagar— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
Delhi: Mika Singh leaves from Inderpuri Police Station after being granted bail on personal bond of Rs 20,000. pic.twitter.com/tt2tz9Sa3z— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
Organised by the Delhi Ophthalmological Society as part of its three-day conference at Pusa Institute ground, Inderpuri, the show was later intervened by the police. They later registered an FIR against the singer.
While Mika maintained that his act was aimed at protecting some women from being harassed, the doctor said he had never crossed his line and was only trying to communicate with a woman.
If I had harassed any girl then she should come forward & complaint: Dr. Srikant Sinha (Whom singer Mika slapped) pic.twitter.com/0Z0lSObCz7— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
Mika yelled at me, I was verbally abused & was dragged to stage: Dr. Srikant Sinha (Whom singer Mika slapped)— ANI (@ANI_news) June 11, 2015
"When Dr. Shrikant went on stage at Mika's insistence, he was first asked why he disagreed with the singer's directions. He was then slapped and escorted away from the stage by two of Mika's bouncers," a senior police official had informed The Hindu.
Mika and his bouncers were booked under Sections 341/34 (wrongful restraint and common intention) and Section 323 (causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).