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Stalin to face defamation charges

Chennai, Dec 4, (): State Law Minister M Paranjothi said in a statement here said ex Dy CM M K Stalin would face defamation charges for alleging that CM Jayalalithaa herself had grabbed land. “Stalin has indulged in mudslinging by saying that our leader (Jayalalithaa) has grabbed land in Kodanad including the public pathway which is a total mis-statement of facts”, he said.

On Stalin’s charge that Jayalalithaa had also grabbed land in Siruthavur village near here, the Minister said the K P Sivasubramaniam Commission of Inquiry appointed by (then Chief Minister) M Karunanidhi had “categorically stated that there was not even any complaint against the AIADMK leader. Stalin has again raised this ‘false charge’ only to ‘cheat the public and divert their attention from the land grabbing charges he is now facing,’ Paranjothi added

He said since DMK leader has made the allegations without an “iota of truth and substance”, he is liable to be prosecuted for defaming my leader (Jayalalithaa) and such action would follow in due course”.

Faced with allegations of grabbing land, DMK leader and former deputy chief minister M K Stalin has dared the police to arrest him and insisted that a case be filed against chief minister for allegedly encroaching upon land in Kodanad. On Friday morning, he met the additional director general of police (administration) T K Rajendran and submitted two petitions. In one, he said the police have foisted cases against him, his son and four others. In the other, he alleged that chief minister Jayalalithaa had encroached land in Kodanadu, which is her vacation home. He asked the police to register a case against Jayalalithaa.

Udayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK leader MK Stalin, moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a land grabbing case.

When the bail plea came up for hearing, it was adjourned to December 7 by Justice S Palanivelu.

Udayanidhi, grandson of DMK President M Karunanidhi, in his petition, submitted that he was “innocent” and police without even verifying the veracity of the complaint against him had registered an FIR for “reasons best known” to it.

He alleged that complainant businessman N S Seshadri Kumar, on whose complaint police have registered the FIR against Udayanidhi, his father and four others, was “acting maliciously using all illegal means.”