S. V. Shekher FB post issue: two petitions filed in court

The issue involving actor-politician S V Shekher is taking many different turns.

A city advocate has gone to court and filed a public interest litigation petition seeking a probe by either the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) into an incident in which a section of journalists are said to have pelted stones at the residence of S.Ve. Shekher in Mandavelipakkam.

This took place after Shekher had shared a derogatory Facebook post that commented on women journalists. Shekher later apologised.

The advocate says that the Pattinapakkam police has not taken any action after having filed a First Information Report (FIR) against 30 journalists said to have attacked Shekher’s house.

Meanwhile,  a city-based journalist J. Kavin Malar who is named among the30 journalists booked for stone pelting by the police, filed a writ petition in the High Court.

Malar says TN Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan is preventing Chennai city police from arresting Shekher in the case booked against him, that she is housing him now. The IAS officer is the sister-in-law of Shekher.

The High Court had earlier rejected an anticipatory bail plea filed by Shekher.

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