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HC declines to grant relief to TN min on defamation suit against Stalin

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Thursday declined to grant any interim relief to SP on his plea to restrain DMK chief M K from making "derogatory" speeches against him.

When the civil suit by came up, Justice R Subramanian ordered notice to returnable by April 16.

The sought a permanent injunction restraining from propagating defamatory or false charges against him, besides a direction to pay Rs 1 crore as damages for lowering his reputation.

Referring to the election speeches made by Stalin at various places, the plaintiff submitted the was levelling "baseless" corruption charges against him with regard to tenders floated by local bodies.

Knowing fully that the speeches were "highly defamatory and false", Stalin tarnished and damaged his integrity and brought down his reputation and that of the AIADMK, the plaintiff said.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 18:40 IST