Chennai: The Madras high court has stayed all further proceedings against PMK founder leader S. Ramadoss in a defamation case, pending against him before the principal sessions court. Passing interim orders on a petition filed by Ramadoss, Justice R. Subbiah also dispensed with his personal appearance before the principal sessions judge on January 4 in connection with the defamation case. The judge also ordered notice to the state government and posted after four weeks, further hearing of the case.
According to Ramadoss, on April 15, 2015, he issued a press statement about the functioning of the Arasu Cable TV corporation. However, city public prosecutor M. L. Jagan, filed the present complaint on behalf of the state government, alleging that he made the statement, intending to harm the reputation of the chairman of Arasu Cable TV corporation in discharging his official function.
Ramadoss alleged that the present defamation complaint was filed out of political vendetta and also to harass him to gain political mileage.
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