Mu­ru­ga­doss gets re­lief from ar­rest

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

THE Madras High Court on Fri­day di­rected po­lice not to ar­rest A R Mu­ru­ga­doss, Di­rec­tor of Tamil film Sarkar star­ring Vi­jay, which is in­volved in con­tro­ver­sies, till Novem­ber 27.

Jus­tice G K Ilan­thi­raiyan, who granted the tem­po­rary re­lief, also di­rected Mu­ru­ga­doss to co-op­er­ate with the pros­e­cu­tion. The mat­ter will be taken up on Novem­ber 27.

Al­leg­ing that the film depicted AIADMK and its wel­fare poli­cies in poor state, AIADMK cadres had been in­dulging in vi­o­lence ever since the film was screened on Novem­ber 6. Fear­ing ar­rest fol­low­ing reg­is­tra­tion of cases, Mu­ru­ga­doss moved the High Court seek­ing ad­vance bail. His coun­sel con­tended that the ag­i­ta­tion by AIADMK, af­ter the film cer­ti­fi­ca­tion board had granted its cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, is to­tally un­law­ful. His client has dealt with the real prob­lems faced by peo­ple in his film and none of the view­ers has ob­jected to it, he said. When the mat­ter came up on Fri­day, po­lice said that only pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on against Mu­ru­ga­doss. Cer­tain scenes in the film have cre­ated law and or­der prob­lem, the po­lice said. Mu­ru­ga­doss’s coun­sel said the ob­jec­tion­able por­tions had al­ready been re­moved from the film.

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