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Partial relief for Simbu over ‘Beep’ Song

It was a partial relief for Actor T R Silambarasan over his appearance before the Race Course Police Station, Coimbatore in connection with the controversial ‘Beep’ Song

Partial relief for Simbu over ‘Beep’ Song


The Madras High Court on Tuesday while hearing actor Simbu’s plea for anticipatory bail merely granted an extension in his appearance date from January 2 to January 5. When Simbu’s plea came up for hearing before Justice B Rajendran, a heated argument prevailed with the public prosecutor S. Shunmugavelayutham stoutly opposing any grant of bail. He submitted that the song, which utterly degraded women, had gone viral and that the police were in their initial stage of probe trying to ascertain the IP address from where the video had emanated.

 Concurring with the judge’s view that immediate action should be taken to stop its spread, the public prosecutor insisted that the interrogation and voice testing of Simbu was a necessity as the negative impact caused by the video was immense. Simbu’s advocate submitted that the actor was willing to submit himself to any kind of probe, but the incident does not warrant an arrest. Justice Rajendran who listened to the song in his chamber observed that the court can pass orders only after hearing both sides and hence can’t pass any interim order. 

However, he asked the public prosecutor to ask Coimbatore Police to extend his appearance date. Silambarasan has been charged with offences alleged under section 4 read with section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, Section 509 of IPC and Section 67 of Information Technology Act, 2000.

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