YouTuber Felix Gerald arrested in connection with ‘Savukku’ Shankar case

The case was booked on a complaint filed by M.A.Yasmin, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Musiri, alleging that A. Shankar alias Savukku Shankar had made demeaning comments against women police personnel.

Updated - May 16, 2024 03:57 pm IST

Published - May 11, 2024 10:05 am IST - TIRUCHI

YouTuber Felix Gerald

YouTuber Felix Gerald | Photo Credit: X / @redpixnews

Felix Gerald, owner of Redpix 24*7 YouTube, cited as the second accused person in a recent case filed by the Tiruchi Cyber Crime Police against YouTuber Savukku Shankar for allegedly making derogatory statements about women police personnel during an interview to the channel, has been arrested by the Tiruchi police in Noida.

The case was booked on a complaint filed by M.A. Yasmin, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Musiri, alleging that A. Shankar alias ‘Savukku’ Shankar had made demeaning comments against women police personnel, consequently causing immense mental agony to then. Mr. Shankar was arrested on May 8 in connection with this case.

“After the Madras High Court condemned him, Mr. Gerald switched off his mobile phone, flew to Delhi and was staying in a lodge in Noida. He was arrested in Noida by the Tiruchi District cyber crime team on Friday, May 10, and will be produced before a local magistrate for a transit warrant before being brought by train to Tiruchi,” V. Varun Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi, said.

The police have filed the case against both Mr. Shankar and Mr. Gerald under sections 294 (b), 353 and 509 of the IPC, section 67 of the IT Act and section 4 of the T.N. Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act for insulting the modesty of women, publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and deterring a public servant from discharging duties.

Earlier, a statement from the Tiruchi Rural Police said both Mr. Shankar and Mr. Gerald had broadcast the interview with the intention to malign Tamil Nadu women police officers and personnel. Due to this video, women police personnel had faced a serious setback in their personal and social lives, the statement said.

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