Plea to restrain MK Stalin from making speech on Kodanad case

Stalin gave a defamatory interview against the CM Edappadi K.Palaniswami at Anna Arivalayam, which was published in a Tamil daily Murasoli.

Chennai: A petition has been filed in the Madras high court to restrain DMK president M.K.Stalin from giving any interview, speech and whatsoever pertaining to Kodanad murder case.

Justice G.K.Illanthiraiyan before whom the petition filed by City Public Prosecutor Gowri Asokan came up for hearing on Friday, adjourned it to April 3, after P.Kumaresan, counsel for Stalin sought time to get instructions.

In her petition, Gowri Asokan submitted that Stalin had filed a petition, to quash the defamation proceedings pending against him before Principal Sessions Judge on the complaint given by her. Stalin gave a defamatory interview against the Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswami at Anna Arivalayam, which was published in a Tamil daily Murasoli. The Chief Minister was defamed by Stalin only in order to malign the reputation of the Chief Minister. Stalin had made the statement without any valid proof and with an intention of causing harm by spreading totally false and concocted stories only with the intention of damaging the reputation of the Chief Minister for political gains on the eve of the Parliamentary elections, she added.

She said the origin of the statement given by Stalin was based upon an interview and a documentary released by one Mathew Samuel, Manoj and Sayyan. Manoj and Sayan were the prime accused in the murder case. This court on two occasions had rightly come to the conclusion that the act committed by the trio was a clear interference with the administration of justice and without any substantive material only with an intention for getting some mileage. The act of Stalin in circulating their version in all his meeting and interview, was nothing but interfering with the administration of justice.

Stalin for his political mileage trying to spread the false story concocted by the three and his act will definitely affect the pending trial proceedings, wherein already two witnesses have filed a complaint before the police. Presently, Stalin started circulating the false version of the Kodanad murder case through his election campaigning (through out the state of Tamil Nadu), interview, speech and as a outcome it will lead to total miscarriage of justice since the case was pending trial before the competent court of law and it may also lead to indirect threat and fear for several witnesses due to which the witnesses will not come forward to depose before the court of law, she added.

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