Tamil folk singer Kovan arrested for criticising Jayalalithaa, charged with sedition case

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Chennai, Oct 30: A folk singer has been arrested for criticising the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Reportedly, the singer named S Sivadas alias Kovan had made some derogatory remarks against Chief minister in one of his song .

The cybercrime department of Chennai police arrested 45 year old Sivdas from his house at Maruthanda Kurichi near Tiruchi.

Tamil folk singer arrested

S Kovan, who is a member of the Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam(MKIK) has been booked under various sections of the IPC, including 124 (A) (sedition). The MKIK is known as an outfit, involving in various revolutionary activities in the state.

Reacting over the arrest of singer, Saravanan, a member of MKIK said, "They did not tell us initially why he was being arrested, only when he was taken in and they were on their way to Chennai did they tell us".

According to Police , Kovan had written lyrics of the song "Oorkku oorkku sarayam". In the song,
allegedly a reference was made to Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai. Through song lyrics, the singer had demanded that Tasmac shops (liquor shops) must be closed in the Tamil Nadu.

Reportedly, the song gone viral after it was shared on various Social media platforms.

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