This comes as huge relief for the star, who had urged his fans not to distribute nilavembu until proper research is carried out.

Nothing criminal about Kamal Haasans nilavembu tweet decides Chennai policePTI
news Police Monday, October 30, 2017 - 16:00

In what has come as a huge relief to Kamal Haasan, the Chennai Police has said that they have found nothing about the actor’s tweets on nilavembu kudineer that would warrant criminal proceedings to be initiated. As a result, no criminal action will be initiated against the star.

This comes days after the Madras High Court had directed the police to register an FIR against Kamal Haasan if a cognisable offence is made out.

In a letter issued to the complainant Devarajan on October 27, the Chennai Police stated, “There was nothing criminal in the tweet which would require action to be taken.”  

On October 18, Kamal Haasan had tweeted urging his fans not to distribute nilavembu kudineer, a herbal concoction to treat dengue, until proper research is carried out. This after reports suggested that the core ingredient used in nilavembu could cause infertility.

Following the actor’s tweets, activist Devarajan filed a complaint with the Chennai Police on October 19. In his complaint, he stated, “Kamal Haasan has expressed his opposition in a manner which can instigate violence. He has used people’s fears to his advantage. By doing this, he has committed a crime and instigated people from Tamil Nadu.”

His complaint also went on to stated, “He is creating fear among people because he does not like the government. With this, he has proved that he is a horrible actor. He is also proved that he is anti-Tamil Nadu.”

However, the Chennai Police chose not to register an FIR after they found nothing defamatory in his tweet.

It was then that Devarajan approached the Madras HC last week, stating that Kamal Haasan was attempting to spread “false opinions” against the government and trying to disturb peace in the state.

In its order on October 25, the High Court directed the Chennai police to register an FIR against the actor if there was any merit to the complaint.

 

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