Mumbai: The punjab police today arrested Controversial queen Rakhi Sawant in Mumbai for making deogatory remarks against Valmiki author of Hindu epic Ramayana and hurting religious sentiments.

According to the police a arrest warrant was issued  by a Ludhiana court on March 9 after Sawant failed to appear before it. The complainants had accused Rakhi Sawant of hurting religious sentiments of the Valmiki community by her remarks on a TV show.

Sawant, while talking to a private television channel, had claimed that Valmiki was a murderer but later became the author of Ramayana. She was talking about how people transform. After the comments, Narinder Adiya, an advocate, had lodged a complaint against Sawant in July 2016 for her remarks on a TV show.

The case will be next heard on April 10.

Rakhi Sawant is best known for appearances in reality TV shows like Bigg Boss and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. She has also acted in numerous Bollywood films.

(with inputs from ANI)