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Probe 'spitting' complaint against Vijayakanth, Madras High Court tells police

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday directed police to inquire into a complaint against DMDK leader Vijayakanth for allegedly spitting at journalists at a press meet in Chennai in December and proceed as per law.

Justice R Subbaiah was hearing a petition filed by Devarajan, who claimed to be a journalist, seeking a direction to police to register a case on his complaint against Vijayakanth in this regard.

DMDK leader Vijaykanth. Screengrab from YouTube

DMDK leader Vijaykanth. Screengrab from YouTube

The judge said after the inquiry and if the "materials gathered indicates commission of offense, police is directed to proceed in accordance with law."

"If no prima facie case is made for registration of a case, respondent police is directed to pass appropriate orders on the complaint of the petitioner," the judge said.

Devarajan prayed for a direction to the DGP, City Police Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner at Mylapore to register a case against Vijayakanth and take action as per law.

He said he had lodged an online complaint on 28 December and sent a copy by speed post to police authorities. But no action was taken till date, he claimed.

Hence, he filed the present petition for a direction to them to register a case on his complaint, hold investigation and punish Vijayakanth.


Published Date: Jan 29, 2016 17:23 PM | Updated Date: Jan 29, 2016 17:23 PM

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