Monday, 8 September 2014

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Subramanian Swamy, Tamil daily

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his alleged defamatory statement against her.

In his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy had reportedly alleged that most of the boats apprehended by Sri Lankan navy belonged to Jayalalithaa's aid Sasikala Natarajan and DMK leader T R Baalu.

A Tamil daily, which published a related article on September 5, has also been slapped with the defamation case. City public prosecutor M L Jegan filed the case against Swamy and the Tamil daily on behalf of the chief minister.

Subramanian Swamy (first from left) addressing a press conference in Chandigarh. (TOI Photo)

The article was highly defamatory, false, malicious and directly impeached the reputation of the chief minister, said Jegan in his petition before the principal district and sessions court. daily,Subramanian Swamy,Sri Lanka,Jayalalithaa,Defamation case

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