Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a complaint against PMK Founder S Ramadoss for criticising her stay at Kodanad estate at Kotagiri recently and the editor of a Tamil weekly for publishing his remarks in its August one edition, which were allegedly defamatory.
In the complaint filed in the Principal Sessions Court on behalf of Jayalalithaa, City Public Prosecutor ML Jegan alleged that Ramadoss had "maligned" the Chief Minister by stating that she was being "inaccessible" to the bureaucrats and other government officials by being away for months together.
Besides, he had charged the government with "corruption", which was also per se defamatory. The complaint said the remarks "are imaginary and without any basis. The remarks, which was carried in the "Ananda Vikatan" was derogatory and made with the intention to malign the reputation of the Chief Minister".
The complaint also sought to punish Ramadoss, the publisher, printer and editor of the weekly, besides the reporter who took the PMK chief's interview.
Meanwhile, the Principal Sessions Court issued summons to the Editorial Director, Managing Editor, Executive Editor and Senior Correspondent and five others of Tamil Magazine "India Today" to appear before it on September 25 in connection with a defamation case filed against them by the Chief Minister