Cartoonist held for caricature on TN CM released on bailNovember 06, 2017 18:57
A freelance cartoonist was released on bail by a court today, a day after he was arrested for allegedly depicting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in an obscene manner, in a caricature on a recent incident of a couple setting its two kids on fire before committing self-immolation due to usury.
Judicial Magistrate M Ramadhas granted bail to G Bala alias Balakrishnan after he was produced in his court today.
Bala, 36, was arrested in Chennai yesterday on a complaint by District Collector Sandeep Nanduri, who was also caricatured in the cartoon, along with the city police chief.
The cartoon was posted on the social media and shared by thousands.
Bala has been booked under Indian Penal Code section 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) and the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.