Vijaykant surrenders in court

Published: 18th April 2013 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2013 08:41 PM   |  A+A-


Facing a non-bailable arrest warrant, MDK founder and Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijaykant today surrendered before a court here in connection with a defamation case filed by the Jayalalithaa Government.

Judicial Magistrate Kamalavathi, who yesterday issued the warrant after Vijaykant failed to appear before her in response to summons, revoked it and posted the case to June 5 for the next hearing.

The Government Advocate has filed the case against Vijaykant, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, seeking to punish him for his alleged defamatory remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on August 6 last during a public meeting here.

Reacting to the issuance of arrest warrant, DMDK had yesterday said Vijaykant was busy with a meeting of party MLAs and hence could not appear before the court and that he would present himself today.


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