“No one is above the law."
Yo Yo Honey Singh has angered the Delhi Court after he failed to appear before it in a domestic violence case.
The rapper’s wife, Shalini Talwar, recently filed a case against him for domestic violence.
Singh was due to appear in the Delhi Court. However, he failed to show up, and did not file his medical records or income tax returns.
His non-appearance has angered the court, with magistrate Tania Singh saying:
“No one is above the law. Surprised to see how this case is being taken so lightly.”
Yo Yo Honey Singh’s wife, Shalini Talwar, did appear physically before the court.
As the rapper failed to appear in court, his next appearance will take place on September 3, 2021.
According to ANI, Yo Yo Honey Singh’s counsel have said they will file his medical records and income tax returns at their earliest convenience.
In her case against her husband, Shalini Talwar claimed that she faced “numerous incidents of physical abuse, verbal, mental abuse and emotional abuse”.
However, Yo Yo Honey Singh insists these claims are false.
The rapper recently took to Instagram to release a public statement on the allegations against him.
According to Singh’s statement, he is “deeply pained and distressed” by his wife’s accusations.
Posted to Instagram on August 6, 2021, his statement reads:
“I am deeply pained and distressed by the false and malicious allegations levied against me and my family by my companion/wife of 20 years, Mrs Shalini Talwar.
“The allegations are severely odious.”
Yo Yo Honey Singh continued to say that his wife has always been an important part of his life and career, and that those who work with him know what his relationship with her is like.
He also says that he has ‘full faith in the judicial system’, and that justice will be served.
The end of Singh’s statement reads:
“The allegations are subject to be proven and the Hon’ble Court has provided me with an opportunity to reply to such allegations.
“In the meantime, I humbly request my fans and public at large to not draw any conclusion about me and my family until the Hon’ble Court pronounces a verdict after hearing both the sides.
“I am confident that justice will be served, and honesty will win.
“As always, I’m grateful for all the love and support of my fans and well-wishers, who inspire me to work hard and make good music.
“Thank you! Yo Yo Honey Singh.”