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Last Updated: November 07, 2015, 18:46 IST

Madras High Court stays custodial interrogation of folk singer Kovan

Earlier on Friday, the lower court had granted 2-day police custody of Kovan.

Chennai: In a major reprieve to folk singer S Sivadas alias Kovan (45), who is facing sedition charges for allegedly lampooning Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in two anti-liquor songs written and sung by him, the Madras High Court stayed his custodial interrogation.

Earlier on Friday, the lower court had granted 2-day police custody of Kovan. The singer was arrested for slamming Tamil Nadu government's liquor policy and caricaturing Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Kovan, whose real name is S Sivadas, is a member of Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam, an outfit involved in revolutionary activities in Tamil Nadu.

first published:November 07, 2015, 18:23 IST
last updated:November 07, 2015, 18:46 IST