Traffic Ramaswamy, who filed PIL seeking information on Jayalalithaa’s health, booked for spreading rumours

Written by | October 21, 2016 | 0

Chennai: The police have arrested around 8 people and registered cases against more than 50 people, but this has invited criticism from several quarters.

Traffic Ramaswamy has filed an interim petition in the Supreme Court requesting the courts urgent interference to get the people arrested released and calling it unlawful. The case will come for hearing on Monday, October 24, 2016. The case is led by Advocate G S Mani, who had also represented DMDK chief Vijayakanth in the defamation case filed against him by the Tamil Nadu government.

In Vijayakanth’s case Justice Deepak Mishra had observed, “This is not the way… this is not the sign of a healthy democracy. This shows State’s control over the sanctioning authority and prosecutor’s office in filing defamation cases against opponents, media and political rivals.”


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