Akshay Kumar has denied his involvement in controversial “Sacrilege” incident, involving Prakash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh issued a statement stating that it is all “rumours” and “fictitious”.
According to reports, A special investigation team of the Punjab Police had summoned Hindi film actor Akshay Kumar, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with the sacrilege incidents in the state in 2015.
The commission found that the sacrilege incidents were linked to the Akal Takht’s pardon to controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a blasphemy case, allegedly secured by the then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
According to reports, the allegation against Akshay Kumar is that he played a role in mediating between the Badals and Ram Rahim. After the controversial God-Man was convicted of rape last year, Mr. Kumar had denied ever meeting him.
But now Akshay Kumar denies everything. He issued a statement on his social media profile. Which read, “It has come to my knowledge that some rumours and false statements are being loosely made on social media about my involvement with a person name Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in the context of a fictitious meeting involving Sh. Sukhbir Singh Badal. With all humility, I would like to state the following facts:
“I have never ever met Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in my life, anywhere”
“I learnt from social media at some point that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh resided for while at some place in my locality Juhu, in Mumbai but we never ever crossed each other’s paths”
“Over the years, I have dedicatedly made films promoting the Punjabi culture, and the rich history and tradition of Sikhism through films like Singh is King, Kesari (based on the Battle of Saragarhi) etc. I am proud of being a Punjabi and have the highest regard for the Sikh faith. I shall never do anything that would even remotely hurt the sentiments of my Punjabi brothers and sisters, for whom I have utmost respect and love”
“My statement above is the utmost and absolute truth. I challenge anyone who can prove it otherwise. Regards, Akshay Kumar”