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Cartoonist Bala arrested in TN for 'defamatory' caricature on Palaniswami

The caricature was published after a recent incident where a couple and two of their children self-immolated

ANI  |  Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) 

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after taking the oath of secrecy administered by Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday

police on Sunday arrested a in connection with a caricature that allegedly depicted Chief Minister Edappadi K in a distasteful manner.

The cartoonist, identified as Bala, was arrested after a defamatory case was registered against him.

had allegedly portrayed the chief minister, the state's collector and 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 two of their children self-immolated at collectorate, alleging police inaction on usury complaint.

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First Published: Mon, November 06 2017. 10:00 IST
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