As what may come as a huge relief to the entire Tamil film industry, Gauri Shankar, the third level admin of Tamilrockers , one of the most wanted piracy website, has reportedly been arrested in Chennai by the Triplicane D-1 Police. Gauri Shankar hails from Thirupathar in Chennai. The site was notorious for uploading all the latest Tamil, Bollywood and Hollywood films. The website reportedly also had several administrators who would upload the new movies and run the website in different off-shore hosting companies in order the keep the site up and running.
Over the last three years, popular Tamil actor Vishal had been warning Tamilrockers to shut the website down, failing which they would have to suffer serious consequences. In fact, a few weeks ago, the actor had reportedly issued a public promise stating that he knew who the perpetrator was and that he would hand him over to the lawmakers soon. Looks like Vishal who is also the Nadigar Sangam Secretary and the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) President was successful in keeping his promise as Gauri Shankar is now under police custody. A press meet is expected to take place soon in order to divulge more details to the public.
The police will now begin their inquiry about the Level 2 and Level 1 admins, as the problem will entirely be solved once the top two admins and owners of the website are arrested. This is definitely a major breakthrough in the fight against piracy that had been plaguing the Tamil film industry for a long time. Stay tuned to this space for more information as we keep you updated with all the latest details related to the case.