Proceedings stayed against ex-Assembly Speaker R Avudayappan in TN

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 19:57

Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the proceedings of the defamation case in a lower court against former Assembly Speaker R Avudayappan and also dispensed with his personal appearance.
Avudayappan had moved the Madras High Court bench here to quash a defamation case pending against him in the Additional District and Sessions Court, Tirunelveli.

Justice CT Selvam ordered stay on proceedings.

The public prosecutor had filed a private complaint charging Avudayappan with having made defamatory statements against the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at a public meeting in Palayamkottai in February.

In his petition, Avudayappan claimed that the cognizance of the case taken note of by the Principal Sessions Judge was illegal.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 19:57

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