NEW DELHI:- A popular folk singer was arrested in southern India on Friday for allegedly writing and singing a song that criticised the local government over state-owned liquor shops, his lawyer said. Kovan, known in Tamil Nadu for his songs against alcoholism, was arrested overnight at his residence after police found a video of the song allegedly condemning the state’s popular leader, Jayalalithaa Jayaram. “Kovan was arrested around 2:30am because he sang a song and it was uploaded on social media,” Jim Raj Milton whose real name is S. Sivadas, told AFP by phone.–AFP