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HC stays proceedings in defamation case against DMK president Stalin

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Thursday stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK M K over certain remarks made by him against K in September.

Justice N issued the interim order on a petition by against the proceedings arising out of a complaint filed against him under section 500 (defamation) of the Indian over his alleged public speech in Salem criticising the on September 18.

The case was initially filed in a court in Salem and later transferred to the special court for cases against MPs and MLAs here.

submitted that the trial court had failed to note that the allegations made against the did not amount to defamation.

He alleged that the complaint had been filed with malicious and political motive to harass him.

Making a statement against in his individual capacity cannot be said to be damaging the reputation of the office of the chief minister,

The opposed the plea and argued that baseless and unsubstantiated allegations made by the petitioner against the chief minister constituted criminal defamation and he was liable to be prosecuted.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 23:50 IST
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