NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom these days dismissed a plea of the Tamil Nadu federal government in search of two-working day law enforcement custody of extremely-Remaining folk singer Kovan, who was granted relief by the Madras Substantial Court in a sedition scenario.
A bench comprising Justices FMI Kalifulla and U U Lalit did not locate any merit in the point out government’s attraction seeking police custody of Kovan.
The condition authorities experienced challenged the substantial court get which experienced stayed the remand of Kovan to law enforcement custody.
fifty four-calendar year-outdated Kovan, propagandist singer of extremely-Left arts and literary outfit ‘Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam’, was arrested in Tiruchirapalli on Oct thirty for alleged sedition, uploading “defamatory” digital articles towards Main Minister J Jayalalithaa and “disturbing community peace”.
On November seven, the Madras Substantial Court had stayed a regional court docket get remanding Kovan to law enforcement custody for two days, stating it was ‘erroneous’.
The higher court docket experienced handed the interim direction at a unique hearing on a petition by the singer, tough Chief Judicial Magistrate Court’s November 6 purchase.
The alleged defamatory content material in the kind of films have been uploaded on some Tamil websites which experienced long gone viral in messaging mediums like Whatsapp.
The articles, though centred all around the liquor vending coverage of the Tamil Nadu federal government, allegedly had immediate references to Jayalalithaa, exhibiting her in a negative gentle.
The HC experienced stated a perusal of the papers uncovered that in permitting two-day custody to Kovan, the main worry of the lower court docket experienced been the require to probe any website link with the Naxals.