The Madras High Court today directed the city police to conduct an inquiry on a complaint by actor and politician S Ve Shekher, a member of the Censor Board, alleging that he had received death threats from a director whose film was refused clearance by the Board.
Shekher had filed two petitions, seeking directions to the Commissioner of Police to register a case on the basis of a complaint sent through e-mail along with providing him ‘with sufficient safety and security.’
The actor submitted he was a diploma holder in engineering, director, artist and editor of Tamil magazine ‘Naradhar.’ He was also Board member in Central Board of Film Certification.
He said he had reviewed a film ‘Poorkalathil Oru Poo’ directed by one K Ganesan. As the film was not given certification, the director was threatening him through phone calls, emails and social media, he alleged.
Though he e-mailed a complaint against the director to police, he had not been provided security. Because of these threat calls, there was a threat to his life, said Shekher.
The Public Prosecutor opposed providing police security to Shekher, saying necessary action would be taken if the actor provided a fresh petition to the crime branch.
Justice R Subbiah directed Shekher to file a fresh complaint within a week. The crime branch would then conduct an inquiry and take necessary steps. The Police Commissioner could consider his plea for personal security by granting a personal hearing, the judge said.
( Source – PTI )