editor of Dinamalar Tamil daily, Lenin (48), was arrested from his
office on Wednesday evening and charged under the harassment of
women Act on the basis of a complaint filed by the South Indian
Film Artistes Association against the newspaper for publishing a
report that hurt the sentiments of some actresses. On Wednesday
evening, the Central Crime Branch police entered the Anna Salai
premises of Dinamalar and arrested Lenin without any warrant.
Actor and secretary of SIFAA Radha Ravi had lodged the police
complaint. Following this a case was registered against Lenin under
Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act.
He was produced before a magistrate at the Egmore court and
remanded to custody.
The Chennai Press Club and the Madras Union of Journalists have
condemned the arrest of Lenin. They have asked the State government
to intervene for the release of Lenin. The Chennai Press Club
stressed the need for good relations between film artistes and