Madras HC grants bail to YouTuber ‘Saattai’ Duraimurugan

The Madurai Bench of the MadrasHigh Court has granted bail to YouTuber and Naam TamilarKatchi (NTK) functionary ‘Sattai’ A.Duraimurugan in twocases registered against him for making derogatory remarksagainst Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin and former DMK patriarch M.Karunanidhi.

When the petition came up for hearing, Justice K.MuraliShankar granted bail on the condition that the YouTubershould deposit Rs 50,000 to the Chief Minister’s PublicRelief Fund. The Judge also directed him not to make any furtherderogative remarks through any medium.

Duraimurugan, who was running a YouTube channel ‘Saattai,’was booked under IPC secs 143, 153, 153A, 504, 505 (1)(b),505(2), 506 (i) and 269 read with Section 3 of EpidemicDiseases and Section 67 of Information Technology Act forhis inflammatory speech during a protest on November 10at Thucklay in Kanyakumari district, in violation of theCOVID-19 norms, besides making derogatory remarks against Stalin and Karunanidhi.