HC directs police to probe complaint against Vijayakanth

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Chennai, Jan 29: The Madras High Court today directed police to inquire into a complaint against DMDK leader Vijayakanth for allegdly spitting at journalists at a press meet here last month and proceed as per law.

Justice R Subbaiah was hearing a petition filed by Devarajan, who claimed to be a journalist, seeking a direction to police to register a case on his complaint against Vijayakanth in this regard. The judge said after the inquiry and if the"materials gathered indicates commission of offense, police is directed to proceed in accordance with law."

Vijayakanth: Police to probe complaint

"If no prima facie case is made for registration of a case, respondent police is directed to pass appropriate orders on the complaint of the petitioner," the judge said. Devarajan prayed for a direction to the DGP, City Police Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner at Mylapore to register a case against Vijayakanth and take action as per law.

He said he had lodged an online complaint on December 28 and sent a copy by speed post to police authorities. But no action was taken till date, he claimed. Hence, he filed the present petition for a direction to them to register a case on his complaint, hold investigation and punish Vijayakanth.

PTI 

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