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HC dismisses Simbu’s petition as withdrawn


Chennai: The Madras High Court today dismissed as withdrawn a criminal original petition filed by actor Simbu who is facing charges of denigrating women through a ‘beep song’.

In his petition, Simbu had prayed for a direction to the DGP to instruct all police stations not to register any more FIRs against him with regard to the controversial song.

When the petition came up, Justice R Subbiah questioned senior counsel R Muthukumaraswamy, appearing on behalf of Simbu, with regard to the maintainability of the petition. The counsel said he would like to withdraw the petition.

Recording the submission, the judge dismissed the petition as withdrawn.

In his petition, Simbu said that besides two FIRs, one registered in Coimbatore and the other in Chennai, “various complaints are being filed on the same issue by individuals as well as associations who are not the aggrieved persons before various police stations throughout the state.”

He sought a direction to the DGP to instruct police stations not to “register FIR on the same issue.

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