‘Sarkar’ director Murugadoss moves HC for anticipatory bail

‘Sarkar’ director Murugadoss moves HC for anticipatory bail

As the AIADMK’s move against the latest Vijay movie ‘Sarkar’ gets intensified, the movie’s director AR Murugadoss has moved Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

The plea may be taken up for hearing on Friday. As part of the violent protest by AIADMK activists, TN Govt has arranged police protection for Murugadoss’ house.

A tweet by Sun Pictures, the producers of the film, claimed late on Thursday night that the Chennai police was on its way to arrest Murugadoss. Though the TN police officers denied this claim, Murugadoss is under immense pressure and that led him to approach the court with an anticipatory bail plea.

Sun Pictures also tweeted a follow-up to last night's events alleging that police officials had left Murugadoss' residence after enquiring about his whereabouts. Shortly after, the director himself tweeted saying, “Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times. Since I was not there they left the premises. Right now I was told there is no police outside my house.”

On Thursday, AIADMK MLA and former Mayor VV Rajan Chellappa launched a protest in front of a multiplex in Madurai, demanding that the film not be screened until controversial scenes are removed from it.

G Devarajan, a social activist, filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Police in Chennai requesting a case of sedition be filed against the director.