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Interim stay on defamation proceedings against Murasoli editor in special court

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Wednesday granted interim stay on proceedings against Selvam, and publisher of DMK party's mouthpiece 'Murasoli', in a special court set up exclusively for trial of cases against MPs and MLAs.

Justice R Mahadevan passed the interim order on a plea by Selvam challenging the transfer of the cases filed by the ruling AIADMK against him to the special court, staying further proceedings for a period of two weeks.

In his petition, Selvam said the principal sessions court transferred the cases against him to the special court designated exclusively to hear cases related to MPs and MLAs.

He contended that he was neither an nor an MLA.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 21:55 IST