The cybercrime cell of Chennai police has alerted all major airports in the country to detain actor Simbu for the controversial ‘Beep song’ fearing that he will try to leave the country, according to TOI.
The reason for this step taken by the police could be that actor Simbu and music director Anirudh did not appear before the Coimbatore or Chennai police even after issuing summon to them.
“There is protocol and we follow it while issuing a look-out circular. Senior police officers held discussions and decided to issue the notice to all airports,” said a senior police officer to TOI.
Anirudh is currently in Canada and Simbu is out of the city. On Tuesday, Simbu’s plea for anticipatory bail was heard in Madras High Court but the government opposed the bail.
Actor Simbu and music director Anirudh have been charged under IPC sections for obscenity and IT Act for uploading offensive material.
The controversial ‘Beep song’ was leaked on the internet on December 11. The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) filed a police complaint in Coimbatore against the song which later led to issue of summon by the police to the duo. Both did not appear before the police on December 18, 2015 and another summon was issued asking them to appear on January 2.