In its November 18 order, the Madurai Bench of the High Court directed Shankar to execute a bond of ₹20,000 and two sureties of the like amount. It also directed Shankar to refrain from making comments or posts on social media regarding the proceedings in the case.
On November 11, a Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and JK Maheshwari of the Supreme Court had suspended the sentence imposed on Shankar by the Madras High Court for contempt of court.
Shankar was sentenced to six months imprisonment in September this year by Justices GR Swaminathan and B Pugalendhi for his remarks against the judiciary.
The High Court had initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against him for his remarks in an interview on his YouTube channel. In the said interview, Shankar had said, among other things, that the entire higher judiciary was riddled with corruption.
He had subsequently apologised to the Court, which had held that his apology was insincere.