Tamil Nadu: Showcause notice to ‘Savukku’ Shankar | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu police have issued a ‘showcause notice’ to YouTuber ‘Savukku’ A Shankar following his apprehension on Friday in a criminal contempt procedures initiated by the Madurai bench of the Madras high court.
After Shankar was placed under suspension in 2010 following a report submitted by a commission of inquiry against him in connection with the alleged audio tape leaks between former state intelligence officer Jaffer Sait and DMK functionaries.
As the YouTuber Savukku A Shankar had worked in the directorate of vigilance and anti-corrpution (DV&AC) as a police constable, the department director, T S Kandasamy, a DGP-rank officer, issued the notice on Friday.
As Shankar is now detained at the Cuddalore central prison, the notice was issued to him through the prison officials. But, Shankar refused to accept the notice. Following this the prison officials pasted the notice outside his cell.
In view of the fact that Shankar, a state government servant, is now detained in jail, the police department is planning to terminate him from service soon.
An officer said that during his suspension period, Shankar had been enjoying all the perks and benefits due to him from the state government.
Initially, he had been receiving 50% of his salary and later it was increased to 75%, the officer said. While initiating the criminal contempt case against Shankar, Justice G R Swaminathan of the Madras high court mentioned that Shankar had been receiving government salary.

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