The Tirunelveli District Court on 6 November granted bail to Cartoonist Bala who was arrested on 5 November for his 'defamatory' caricature on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy and State Police Commissioner.
The Tamil Nadu police had arrested Bala from Tirunelveli after a defamatory case was registered against him for allegedly portraying the Chief Minister in a distasteful manner.
Bala had allegedly portrayed the chief minister, the state's collector and the police commissioner wearing nothing and covering their private parts with money, while a baby burns in front of them.
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The caricature was published after a recent incident where a couple and their two children self- immolated at the collectorate, alleging police inaction on a usury complaint.