Jaya files defamation complaint against Tamil biweekly

Tamil Nadu Government filed a complaint in the Principal Sessions Court here against a Tamil bi-weekly for publishing a news item allegedly defaming Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Updated: Jun 26, 2012, 21:06 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday filed a complaint in the Principal Sessions Court here against a Tamil bi-weekly for publishing a news item allegedly defaming Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

The complaint, filed by the City Public Prosecutor on behalf of the Chief minister, cited the Editor, Publisher and Printer of "Junior Vikatan" as accused.

According to the complaint, the magazine in its June 24 dated issue had carried a news item stating that a `yagnam` was to be performed in the Poes Garden residence of the Chief Minister which was defamatory.

Claiming that there was not an iota of truth in the news, the complainant submitted that at no point of time was a yagnam or pooja supposed to be held.

PTI