TN govt files 2 defamation cases against Tamil, English dailies

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Chennai, Jan 5: Tamil Nadu government has filed two defamation cases against a Tamil daily and an English newspaper relating to stories in connection with the recent floods in the city.

In his complaint filed on behalf of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, City Public Prosecutor M L Jegan submitted that the contents of the news item in the Tamil daily on December 12, 2015 captioned "Heavy rains were converted into floods by Tamil Nadu government" was defamatory in nature.

TN govt files 2 defamation cases

The report published in the English daily on the alleged delay in taking decision over opening Chembarabakkam reservoir was also defamatory in nature, the CPP submitted.

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Both the cases were filed before the Principal Sessions Judge, Audinathan, the CPP said.


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