Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa was
today summoned by a city court to appear before it on October
15 in a defamation complaint filed by son-in-law of Tamil Nadu
Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin over her alleged derogatory
remarks against him.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Killivalavan ordered
issue of summons to Jayalalithaa, taking cognisance of the
complaint by V Sabarisan, CEO of a private research and
technology based firm, seeking to punish her for criminal
Sabarisan accused the former chief minister of "making
scathing, scurrilous, malicious and defamatory remarks"
against him in connection with the sale of spurious drugs and
chemicals while addressing a public meeting on July 13 in
Describing the statement as false, frivolous and
untrue, he prayed the court to take cognisance of his
complaint and punish Jayalalithaa under IPC sections 500 and
501 (relating to defamation).