Jayalalithaa files case against Stalin

Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday filed a defamation complaint before a sessions court against DMK treasurer and MLA M.K. Stalin and party organ Murasoli for an article published in the Tamil daily dated August 9.

City public prosecutor M.L. Jagan, who filed the complaint on behalf of the chief minister, said that the statement that the chief minister was on vacation for months together was fallacious, defamatory and without any basis.

The chief minister was in Kodanad only for a certain period and all official and constitutional duties were being continuously discharged by her, he said. The chief minister was discharging duties even on Sundays, Jagan said.

The defamation complaint filed before the principal sessions court sought to punish the publisher, printer and editor of Murasoli for offences under section 500 and 501 of IPC and Stalin under section 500 of IPC.

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