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HC stays proceedings in defamation case against Elangovan

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The has stayed proceedings in a criminal case registered against Senior EVKS Elangovan over certain remarks made by him against the ruling party leaders in an interview to a Tamil daily in 2018.

When a petition filed by Elangovan came up Monday, Justice G K Ilanthirayan granted interim stay on the proceedings in the criminal case pending before a special court.

It also dispensed with his personal appearance in the trial court and posted the matter for further hearing on April 22.

The matter pertains to an interview given by the petitioner to a Tamil daily in district, during which he made comments on the dilapidated condition of bridges in Kollidam and linked it to the contracts.

He had also alleged that the Directorate of the Vigilance and had started an inquiry against the ruling party leaders.

Subsequently, the criminal case was filed against him by the

Elangovan is the

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 14:15 IST