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By Saradha | Apr 24, 2020 06:29 PM

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief, Kamal Haasan commented on the recent arrest made against the publisher of a Coimbatore News Portal in his tweet on Friday. 

Kamal Haasan criticises action against Coimbatore based News Media!

He questioned on his tweet, whether people would be jailed for exposing the truth that doctors and many people are not getting food in Coimbatore. “Putting someone behind the bars for speaking the truth is dictatorship”, the translation of the tweet read. 

He further went on to say that press, being the fourth estate of our democracy, should not be suppressed. He demanded the release of the publisher who was arrested. 

The tweet comes as a response to the arrest made against the Managing director cum publisher of a Coimbatore- based online news portal on Thursday. He was arrested on the charges of allegedly publishing mischievous content. 

According to report from The New Indian Express, the 39-year-old publisher was arrested by the RS Puram police after receiving a complaint from M Sundarrajan, the Assistant Commissioner of Coimbatore Municipal Corporation earlier in the day.

He was arrested and booked under section 3 of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, 505 (j) (b) of the Indian Penal Code (statement conducing public mischief) and section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant). 

The opposition DMK also condemned and slammed the move on Thursday.

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்