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The Tirupur court had issued non-bailable warrants against the couple on Tuesday.

Supreme Court stays arrest warrant against Vijayakant and his wife
news Court order Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:50

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the non-bailable warrants against DMDK leader Vijayakant and his wife Premalatha issued by a trial court in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu.

Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman sought the list of defamation cases filed by the public prosecutors in Tamil Nadu on behalf of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa against her critics. 

The Tirupur court had issued non-bailable warrants against the couple following their non-appearance before it in a defamation case in March.

Principal District Judge Alamelu Natarajan had ordered the arrest warrants against the two on Tuesday as they failed to appear before the court for the past three hearings and did not turn up on the same day also.

Public Prosecutor K N Subramaniam had filed the case against Vijayakant and Premalatha for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a public meeting in Palladam on November 6, 2015.

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