Simbu approaches HC for anticipatory bail

Apprehending arrest in the criminal proceedings initiated over the ‘Beep’ song, actor Simbu has approached the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

Simbu submitted that on December 12, Radhika, Coimbatore District Secretary of All India Democratic Women Association, had filed a complaint alleging that a song sung by him and composed by music director Anirudh, contained offensive lyrics. Based on the complaint, the Inspector of Police, Race Course Police Station, Coimbatore had registered an FIR against him.

Simbu said, “Those songs are in a scratch rough format without complete lyrics and in an incomplete version which are not intended to be used for public listening. I have exclusive rights over such songs and no third party has got any right to infringe my privacy.” The Race Course Police on Monday asked Simbu and Anirudh to appear in the station on January 2. The duo had been asked to appear on December 19 but had sought more time.

Simbu also filed a separate bail plea over another FIR registered by the Inspector of Police, Central Crime Branch, Cyber Crime, Chennai.

Meanwhile, Journalist J. Bismi and VCK functionary Lakshmanan filed petitions against Simbu and Anirudh in the Saidapet Magistrate Court, which will come up for hearing on December 28.

‘Why arrest Kovan?’

In another development, there was some tension at the Coimbatore Combined Court as Maoists Kannan and Veeramani, who were produced before the court, raised slogans seeking the arrest of Simbu and Anirudh. They said that it was unfair to arrest singer Kovan while not arresting Simbu and Anirudh.

(With inputs from M.K. Ananth)

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