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DMDK man held for 'defamatory' post on Facebook refused bail

Chennai: Madras High Court today refused to grant bail to a DMDK councillor, arrested for allegedly posting defamatory statements against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on a social networking portal.

Malli alias Subramaniam, DMDK Mettupalayam Town Secretary and a councillor of the town municipality, was arrested on 4 August on a complaint by AIADMK's Vanmathi, also a councillor, objecting to his remarks on his page in Facebook.

 DMDK man held for defamatory post on Facebook refused bail

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When his bail plea came up for hearing, Justice P Devadass rejected it, saying "vituperative, whimsical" statement "intended to tarnish" the image of persons in public life had been made.

"It is intolerable and highly condemnable. It is not a fit case for bail. Dismissed," the Judge held.


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Updated Date: Aug 28, 2014 07:31:05 IST

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