Tamil folk singer Kovan released from Puzhal
Chennai: Tamil folk singer Kovan who was granted bail on Monday by a sessions court for alleged sedition, was released on Tuesday. Kovan also sang a song on the state of affairs in the State in which he said sewage water is inside homes due to the rains.
The activist, belonging to the Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam, was arrested on sedition charges on 30 October for criticising the State government over the liquor issue and sang songs that had derogatory references to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
On 7 November, the Madras High Court had stayed a local court order remanding Kovan to two days' police custody, saying it was "'erroneous".
Justice C T Selvam of the High Court had said there was nothing to show that he had any connection with the Maoists. After the bail was granted, Kovan was released from Puzhal central jail.