‘Sarkar’ controversy: Madras HC directs TN police not to arrest film director AR Murugadoss till Nov 27
Chennai: Madras High Court on Friday directed Tamil Nadu police not to arrest ‘Sarkar’ film director AR Murugadoss till November 27.
The Court’s order came after Murugadoss knocked its door seeking anticipatory bail after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ministers threatened to press sedition charges against him for certain “objectionable scenes” in it.
Besides, a an anti-national case lodged with the police and also accusations that he is misleading the people in the movie ‘Sarkar’.
The next hearing has been adjourned to November 27.
Meanwhile, Minister Kandambur Raju of Kovilpatti constituency has announced that since the controversial scenes have been removed from the movie and the film has been censored the problem is over from the AIADMK side.
A complaint was earlier filed against the director with the Chennai police by a person named Devarajan. However, police sources maintained that no FIR had been registered against Murugadoss, as per a report by The News Minute.
Notably, several members of the AIADMK staged a protest in front of theaters screening Sarkar on Thursday and tore down banners of the film. They demanded that the scenes which allegedly portray the party and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a bad light be snipped.