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Madras HC Directs Actor Simbu to Seek Regular Bail in Lower Court

The Madras HC directed Tamil actor Simbu, facing charges of denigrating women through a \'beep song\', to approach an appropriate court to seek regular bail

Published: 04th January 2016 09:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2016 09:01 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today directed Tamil actor Simbu, facing charges of denigrating women through a 'beep song', to approach an appropriate court to seek regular bail noting that the alleged offences against him were bailable.

Disposing of the anticipatory bail petition of the actor, against whom cases have been registered in Coimbatore and Chennai, Justice B Rajendran held the offences alleged against the petitioner were bailable and directed him to approach the appropriate court to seek regular bail.

He passed the order after hearing the arguments from senior counsel Muthukumaraswamy, who appeared for Simbu, and Public Prosecutor Shanmuga Velayudham on behalf of police.

"Having regard to the submissions of both sides and the fact that the offences alleged against the petitioner are bailable in nature, the petitioner is directed to approach the appropriate court to seek regular bail," the Judge said.

The concerned magistrate shall pass appropriate orders in accordance with law on the same day as per the decision of the Supreme Court in various cases, he said.

Coimbatore Police have registered a case against Silambarasan, popularly known as Simbu, and music composer Anirudh on December 12 on a complaint from local unit of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) that the Beep song allegedly contained vulgar lyrics denigrating women.

They were served with summons to appear before the police in the first week of this month.

Simbu moved the high court to quash/stay the proceedings, which was refused by Justice R  Subbiah last week.

The Cyber Crime police in Egmore here also registered a similar case against the duo for offences under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act and Information

Technology Act based on a complaint. Apprehending arrest in the cases, Simbu filed the anticipatory bail plea.



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