Jaya Vs N Ram: TN court to hear defamation case

A Chennai court will on Friday hear a criminal defamation case filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against `The Hindu` newspaper`s former editor-in-chief N Ram for publishing a controversial article.

Updated: Jan 27, 2012, 09:26 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A Chennai court will on Friday hear a criminal defamation case filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against `The Hindu` newspaper`s former editor-in-chief N Ram, for publishing a controversial article earlier carried by Tamil magazine Nakheeran.
In her petition, the AIADMK chief has alleged that N Ram allowed the publication of the controversial article without checking the veracity of the content.

Jaya Lalitha has not asked for compensation but wants N Ram to be prosecuted for the publication.
Nakkeeran reportedly published a cover story on 8th of November last year about the Chief Minister eating beef and `The Hindu` carried the article the very next day.

Enraged AIADMK workers later vandalised Nakkeeran`s office after the story went viral.