Tirunelveli: Cartoonist G Bala alias Balakrishnan, arrested by Tirunelveli district police on a complaint by the district collector, Sandeep Nanduri for publishing a cartoon portraying himself, Tirunelveli city police commissioner and the State Chief Minister in bad light was granted bail on Monday by a court.
Despite the court granting bail, the police refused to free the cartoonist. The district crime branch inspector (in-charge) Anitha Arockiya Mary dragged Bala at the entrance of the JM-1 court chamber stating that she wanted to further enquire him in the case. Bala’s lawyers, however, opposed the police taking him for enquiry after the bail was obtained. This created commotion in the court chamber.