Television artist arrested

A woman television artist was arrested by the Vadapalani police for making critical comments on Facebook against the police regarding the firing of the protesters in Thoothukudi. She had asked people to come forward to protest against the crackdown while clad in a police uniform which she wore for her role as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in a TV serial.

The clip went viral on social media and many people mistook her for a real police officer. She was booked for defamation, for wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot and for cheating by personation.