Amidst the controversy over the police not arresting S.Ve. Shekher for a derogatory post against women journalists, the actor-turned-politician was granted bail by a metropolitan magistrate court in Egmore on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, the court had directed Mr. Shekher to appear on June 20 in connection with the case filed against him by the city police for sharing the derogatory post against women journalists on April 19.
Around 10.15 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Shekher appeared before the Egmore court with police security. Advocate Venkatesh Mahadevan appeared on Mr. Shekher’s behalf. Around 1 p.m., the chief metropolitan magistrate S. Malarvizhi granted him bail. Mr. Shekher has been asked to appear before the court again on July 18. “He will be presented with the copy of the chargesheet then,” said Mr. Mahadevan.
After Mr. Shekher shared the derogatory post, an FIR was registered against him by the Cyber Crime Cell for various offences, including insult intended to provoke breach of peace, gesture and words intended to insult the modesty of a woman and for other charges under the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women Harassment Act.