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Plea against defamation case dismissed

Staff Reporter

MADURAI: An individual who levelled allegations about the character of another person in a petition sent to the Chief Minister's Grievance Redressal Cell could be prosecuted under Section 499 (criminal defamation) of the IPC, the Madras High Court has ruled.

Justice G.M. Akbar Ali made the ruling while dismissing a petition filed by six individuals who sought to quash a defamation case pending against them before VII Metropolitan Magistrate court in Chennai on the basis of a complaint lodged by one of their relatives.

The six petitioners said two of them were brothers and the rest cousins of the complainant in the defamation case against them. There was a long-pending dispute between them and the complainant relating to their ancestral properties in Sivaganga.

The complainant was a marketing manager in a private company and also owning a consultancy firm. His wife was an Assistant at the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

The petitioners sent a complaint to the CM's Cell on February 25, 2009, alleging that the complainant was indulging in violence with the assistance of his henchmen and threatening the residents of his ancestral village, claiming to be a close associate of a State Minister.

On coming to know of the petition, he lodged a private complaint seeking to prosecute his two brothers and four cousins for criminal defamation.

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