Comedian Sunil Pal records statement with Mumbai police over FIR for alleged defamatory remarks on doctors

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Sunil Pal, a well-known comedian, got mired in a legal soup a few weeks ago for his defamatory remarks against doctors. He received backlash after a video of him criticising and bashing doctors during the COVID wave went viral. Soon, an FIR was filed against Sunil Pal for defaming doctors. Dr Sushmita Bhatnagar, head of the Association of Medical Consultants, had registered the case against Sunil.

Now, after weeks of controversy, Sunil Pal has recorded his statement over the FIR with the Andheri Police. Yesterday (May 27), Sunil Pal was summoned by the Mumbai Police, and he appeared before them in connection with his alleged remarks against doctors. Earlier, Sunil was summoned for questioning in the first week of May. However, he could not appear before the investigating officer, as he was unwell.

But, yesterday, Sunil finally reached the Andheri police station and recorded his statement, a police official informed. According to the report in Hindustan Times. Sunil while arriving at the police station said that he came despite being unwell as he respects the law.

For the unversed, Sunil had made several distasteful comments against doctors on COVID duty and engaged in COVID-19 management. Things turned ugly when the clip, where Sunil Pal calls doctors ‘demons’ and ‘thieves,’ caught public attention.

The FIR against Sunil was registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 505-II (statement conducting mischief) and 500 (punishment for defamation) as per the complaints of Dr Sushmita Bhatnagar. After receiving flak, Sunil had apologised to the doctors. He issued a public apology and sought forgiveness.

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