CHENNAI: Clearing the decks for proceeding against Vijayakanth, Madras High Court has directed the City police to hold an enquiry on a complaint, which sought to punish him for spitting at journalists on December 27 last.
Justice R Subbiah gave the direction on Friday while disposing of a criminal original petition from journalist Devarajan, on Friday.
Upon the enquiry, if the materials gathered indicated commission of an offence, the police should proceed in accordance with law. If no prima facie case is made out for registration of a case, the police could pass appropriate orders on the complaint, the Judge said.
According to petitioner, Vijaykanth, the Leader of the Opposition, does not know how to behave in public. His derogatory words, made while referring to Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalitha, used in an uncivilised manner and the act of spitting at the journalists are condemnable. He spat at the society and therefore, unfit to be the Leader of the Opposition. The petition prayed for a direction to the DGP, City Police Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner in Mylapore to register a case against him and take action as per the provisions of the Law.