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Tirunelveli District Court grants bail to cartoonist Bala

Prime News, National, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), November 6:-  The Tirunelveli District Court on Monday granted bail to cartoonist Bala who was arrested on Sunday for his ‘defamatory’ caricature on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and State Police Commissioner.

The Tamil Nadu Police had arrested Bala from Tirunelveli after a defamatory case was registered against him for allegedly portraying the Chief Minister in a distasteful manner.

Bala had allegedly portrayed the chief minister, the state’s collector and the police commissioner wearing nothing and covering their private parts with money, while a baby burns in front of them.

The caricature was published after a recent incident where a couple and their two children self- immolated at the Collectorate, alleging police inaction on a usury complaint.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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