Vijayakanth issued non-bailable warrant after repeatedly not appearing before court in journalist assault case

Since the actor-turned-politician failed to appear before the court even after repeated summons in connection with a criminal case against him for allegedly attempting to assault a journalist.

Published: 05th December 2017 10:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 11:06 AM   |  A+A-

DMDK leader Vijayakanth (File photo)

By PTI

CHENNAI: A magistrate court today issued a non-bailable warrant against DMDK leader and Tamil actor Vijayakanth in connection with a criminal case against him for allegedly attempting to assault a journalist.

Since the actor-turned-politician failed to appear before the court even after repeated summons, Alandur judicial magistrate N Sultan Aribeen issued the warrant against him.

In 2012, on a complaint from a reporter of a Tamil television channel, the Airport Police registered a case against Vijayakanth and then DMDK MLA Murugan for attempting to hit the journalist during a press briefing at the airport.

The Judicial Magistrate Court, Alandur, commenced the trial and subsequently granted bail to Vijayakanth and the former MLA, based on a direction from the Madras High Court.

Meanwhile, when the case came up for hearing on November 16, Vijayakanth failed to appear before the court.

Directing him to be present during the next hearing, the court had then adjourned the case to December 5.

But when the plea came up for hearing today, counsel for Vijayakanth submitted that he had gone to Singapore for a medical check-up.

Refusing to accept the submission, the magistrate issued the warrant and adjourned the case to February 13 for further hearing.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp