Selvakumar, the vice-president of the Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) industrial wing has been released from the Coimbatore Central prison after getting bail.
He was arrested on 12 April for certain tweets he posted between 6 and 11 April.
According to the police, the tweets attracted offences under Sections 505(1)(b) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquillity) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 66 (computer related offences) of the Information Technology Act.
Condemning the arrest, BJP state president K Annamalai said that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was suppressing the voice of those who spoke out against the ruling party.
During his speech after presenting the DMK files, he said that the government had carefully arrested Selvakumar before a number of holidays so that he does not get bail quickly.
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