Relief for Times of India: Madras HC stays defamation proceedings
news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| September 19, 2014| 3.50 pm IST Angered by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's comments that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was more concerned about retrieving boats from Sri Lanka than securing release of fishermen, the Tamil Nadu government had filed two defamation cases against Dr Swamy. the case were also against two newspapers including the Times of India for publishing Dr. Swamy's statement. On Friday, the Madras High Court has stayed the Tamil Nadu government's criminal defamation proceedings against the Times of India. Read- I will make Jayalalithaa eat humble pie again: Subramanian Swamy The court has also exempted the publisher ans editor from personal appearance in court. "Notice, in the meanwhile, there will be an interim stay of all further proceedings. The personal appearance of the petitioners is dispensed with," Justice V Ramasubramanian said while granting the interim order. Read- Jayalalithaa and Subramanian Swamy: 'Frenemies' forever
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