Probe actor’s complaint of threat from director

Probe actor's complaint of threat from director
Probe actor’s complaint of threat from director

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 )

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