Court refuses to stay summons against Simbu and Anirudh

Court refuses to stay summons against Simbu and Anirudh

It has now become inevitable for Simbu and Anirudh to appear before the Coimbatore police on December 18 (Saturday), as the Madras High Court on Thursday refused to stay the summons issued by police to the two over the controversial ‘Beep Song’ allegedly denigrating women.

When petitions by Simbu and Anirudh seeking quashing of the summons issued by Coimbatore police and praying for a stay came up for hearing, Justice R Subbaiah refused to stay the summons and posted the matter for further hearing to January 5.

Senior lawyer R Muthukumaraswamy made a mention of the matter before Justice Subbiah in the morning, and the matter was taken up as an urgent case in the afternoon. The judge then issued notice to police.

‘Beep Song’, which has many cuss words against women, has created a huge stir. A complaint was lodged with the Coimbatore police by All India Democratic Women’s Association, following which a case was registered and summons issued asking the two to appear before the Race Course police station on December 19.

In its complaint, AIDWA has alleged that the song, which went viral on social media recently, was obscene and depicted women in a very bad taste.

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