Velu Prabhakaran is known for making movies with controversial themes, often highlighting atheism.
The Cyber Crime sleuths said that the filmmaker-cum-cinematographer-cum-actor Velu Prabhakaran was arrested for his allegedly “provocative” speech on a web portal.
He was arrested from his residence in Maduravoyal by a team of police personnel following a complaint from one KS Sivaji, of Bharat Munnani, Korukkupet. The complainant alleged that Velu Prabhakaran had made a defamatory speech against popular Kandha Sashti Kavasam, Hindu religion and Hindus on a web portal.
He was arrested under the IPC Sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot); 153 A(1)(a)(Promoting enmity between different groups); 295(A)(Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings); and 505(1)(b) (makes, publishes or circulates any statement with intent to cause fear or alarm among the public).