TN Police arrest YouTuber Felix Gerald from Noida

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Police arrested the YouTuber Felix Gerald from Noida in Uttar Pradesh and will be brought to Tiruchi after getting a transit warrant from a magistrate on Saturday.

The YouTuber is the second accused in a case filed by the Cyber Crime Police, Tiruchi for making derogatory statements against women police personnel during an interview.

He is the owner of the RedPix 24×7 YouTube and the Tiruchi Cyber Crime Branch has complained that during his interview with YouTuber Savakku Shankar made derogatory comments against women police officers.

M.A. Yasmin, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Musiri, had filed a case alleging that A. Shankar alias Savukku Shankar had made demeaning comments against women police personnel, consequently causing immense mental agony to them.

Shankar was arrested on May 8 in the case.

Madras High Court had remarked that some YouTube channels are becoming a menace to society by publishing derogatory content just to increase their subscription and it is high time that the government reined in such channels.

The Single bench judge of the Madras High Court, Justice Kumaresh Babu made these oral observations on Thursday while hearing a bail petition filed by G. Felix Gerald of RedPix YouTube channel.

Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi V. Varun Kumar said that Gerald, after the Madras High Court observation against him, had switched off the mobile phone and left for Noida and was staying in a lodge there.

He said that the Tiruchi Police tracked him to Noida and arrested him on Friday and would be brought to Tiruchi by train.

The police officer added that the Tiruchi Police would present him before the magistrate for a transit warrant and then bring him to Tiruchi.

The police have filed the case on both Shankar and Jerald under sections 294 (b), 353 and 509 of IPC, 67 of IT Act and 4 of TN 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.

Tiruchi Rural Police had earlier said that Felix Gerald and Savukku Shankar had broadcast the interview with the intention to malign the Tamil Nadu women police officers and personnel.

The Tiruchi Rural Police also said that women police personnel had faced a serious setback in their personal and social lives due to this video.


Maliwal assault case: Judicial custody of Bibhav Kumar extended, police file charge sheet

New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday extended till July 30 the judicial custody of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar, who is accused of assaulting AAP Rajya...

AAP accuses BJP of conspiring to kill Kejriwal in jail

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused the BJP of hatching a plot to kill Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by not providing him proper medical care...

Delhi HC orders DDA to demolish all unauthorised constructions on Yamuna river banks

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to demolish all unauthorised constructions on the Yamuna river bank. A bench, headed by Acting Chief Justice...

SC judge recuses himself from hearing Sisodia’s bail pleas

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge, Justice Sanjay Kumar on Thursday withdrew himself from hearing the bail plea of senior AAP leader, Manish Sisodia, in the alleged liquor policy scam. At...

BJP accuses Delhi govt of ‘surreptitiously’ increasing power tariff

New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva on Wednesday accused the AAP government of "surreptitiously" increasing electricity tariffs under the guise of the Power Purchase Adjustment Cost (PPAC) Act. Sachdeva...

Short-term PM2.5 exposures killed 33,000 people annually in India, Delhi highest

New Delhi: Short-term air pollution exposure claimed 33,000 lives annually in 10 cities in India and Delhi tops the list with 12,000 deaths every year, according to a study published...

CM Kejriwal’s judicial custody extended till July 12

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday extended till July 12 the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the money laundering case linked to the alleged...

Delhi airport canopy collapse: One dead, several injured

New Delhi: At least one person was killed and eight others injured after a canopy of Terminal-1 at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport collapsed on cars amid heavy rain...

Rain submerges Delhi-NCR, breaks 88-year-old record

New Delhi: Heavy rainfall in Delhi-NCR that started on Thursday, led to widespread waterlogging and severe traffic jams on Friday morning. According to the Meteorological Department, Delhi received 228 mm...

Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR brings relief from intense heat

New Delhi: Parts of the Delhi-NCR on Thursday received rain, bringing relief from the prevailing hot and humid conditions. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted thunderstorms and more showers during...

Atishi’s health deteriorates during hunger strike, admitted to LNJP Hospital

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing water crisis in the national capital, Delhi Water Minister Atishi, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, was admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital...

Giving ample water, Delhi facing crisis because of inefficient govt: Haryana CM

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini on Monday dismissed charges of any discrimination against the national capital in terms of water supply and blamed it on the ‘inept...

Read Previous

Back among his supporters, Kejriwal says 140 cr people have to fight against dictatorship

Read Next

Something ‘super weird’ is going on: Musk after storming of Tesla’s Berlin plant

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :