High AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and Okay Palaniswami on Saturday moved the Madras Excessive Court docket in search of to dispense with their private look in a defamation plaint filed by expelled occasion spokesperson V Pugalenthi earlier than a Particular Court docket for trial of instances towards MPs and MLAs. Paneerselvam, AIADMK coordinator, and Palaniswami, its joint coordinator, contended that the criticism is unhealthy in regulation in as a lot as it’s perverse and is liable to be quashed. It doesn’t make out any prima facie case and not one of the important provisions of Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC have been made out by the complainant, they stated. The criticism made on the idea of a communication from the occasion eradicating him from the place of official spokesperson and in addition expelling him from the first membership doesn’t fulfill the necessities of the sections.
The discover of removing is within the curiosity of the political occasion and never towards the popularity of Pugalendhi, the petitioners added. Earlier, taking over file Pugalenthi’s criticism, the Particular Court docket issued summons to Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, former Chief Minister, and his deputy, respectively within the earlier AIADMK regime asking them to seem earlier than it on August 24. Within the criticism, Pugalenthi sought the court docket to punish the 2 for offences underneath Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC for expelling him from major membership of the AIADMK and accusing him of anti-party actions and violating its guidelines.
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