Tamil Nadu DMK Files: CM Stalin files criminal defamation case filed against state BJP chief Annamalai

Tamil Nadu DMK Files: CM Stalin files criminal defamation case filed against state BJP chief Annamalai

The city public prosecutor on Tuesday filed a criminal defamation case on behalf of Stalin against Annamalai accusing him of harming the reputation of the CM.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 05:48 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu DMK Files: BJP leader Annamalai releases another purported audio of FM Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | file pic

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday filed a defamation case against state BJP chief K Annamalai after he made allegations of corruption against Chief Minister MK Stalin while presenting the DMK Files.

Annamalai alleged that "kickbacks of ₹200 crore" had been channelled by a multinational company through two shell firms to "CM Stalin for DMK's 2011 election fund".

The city public prosecutor has now filed a criminal defamation case on behalf of Stalin against Annamalai accusing him of harming the reputation of the CM.

The plea was mentioned before the vacation bench headed by Judge Uma Maheswari, who has ordered a hearing after eight weeks.

Annamalai remarks 'harmed the reputation of the CM'

As per the complaint, K. Annamalai, state president of BJP made defamatory statements at a press meet held on April 14, 2023. The videos of the press meet were uploaded and circulated in various social media platforms.

This was intended to harm the reputation of the Chief Minister Stalin in respect of his conduct in the discharge of his public functions.

The complainant prayed to the court to issue the process and proceed against K. Annamalai and punish him for the offenses under section 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and pass such an order.

What did Annamalai say against Stalin and his family?

It may be noted that the BJP state president Annamalai had on April 14, 2023 released a video in the name of 'DMK files' and levelled allegations of corruption against the DMK government.

Annamalai also levelled allegations against Stalin and his family, including Udayanidhi Stalin, his son, and state minister for Youth Welfare and Sports development.

The BJP president also levelled allegations and stated that he would lodge a complaint to the CBI against the Chief Minister for alleged corruption in the metro rail phase-1 project in 2011.

The BJP president also levelled major allegations against Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan and MP Kanimozhi, who is Stalin's sister.

Kanimozhi has already filed a defamatory notice to Annamalai.

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