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Cartoonist arrested on charges of ‘disagreeable representation’ of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, officials

Cartoonist arrested on charges of ‘disagreeable representation’ of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, officials

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A Tirunelveli Police workers on Sunday picked up G. Bala (36), a cartoonist, who used to be charged with defaming the Chief Minister, the Tirunelveli Collector and the City Commissioner of Police by representing them in an disagreeable formulation.

Sources acknowledged the cartoonist used to be detained by the workers in Chennai and being dropped at Tirunelveli.

In opposition to a backdrop of self-immolation deaths of four in a household at Tirunelveli Collectorate on October 23 allegedly after being victimised by usurers, Mr. Bala used to be acknowledged to have created cartoons criticising the Chief Minister, the Tirunelveli Collector and the Tirunelveli City Commissioner of Police some days previously, posted them on his Facebook web page and circulated them on diverse WhatsApp groups.

Collector Sandeep Nanduri advised The Hindu that he lodged a complaint with the District Crime Department a week previously in connection with such awfully spoiled representation of the Chief Minister and authorities officials by the cartoonist. “On his Facebook web page, the cartoonist perceived to have boasted of his actions and I also purchased such cartoon image thru WhatsApp about a week previously. Therefore, I in my opinion lodged the complaint with the police for tear,” the Collector acknowledged.

Superintendent of Police, P. Arun Sakthi Kumar acknowledged in accordance with the Collector’s complaint, a case below Sections sixty seven of IT Act and 501 of IPC used to be booked on November 1.

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