The Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained the Central Crime Branch of the city police from arresting or harassing Kalanidhi Maran of the Sun TV group and others in connection with a criminal case registered last week.

Justice A. Arumughaswamy granted the relief when petitions by Mr. Maran, RMR Ramesh and Kannan came up for hearing.

The Judge said that the police should not harass, arrest and summon any of them till December 18.