Tamil Nadu Government has filed a complaint in the Principal Sessions Court in Chennai against a Tamil bi-weekly for publishing a news item allegedly defaming Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The complaint, filed by the City Public Prosecutor on behalf of the Chief minister, cited the Editor, Publisher and Printer of "Junior Vikatan" as accused.
According to the complaint, the magazine, in its June 24 issue, had carried a news item stating that a yagnam
was to be performed in the Poes Garden residence of the Chief Minister which was defamatory.
Claiming that there was not an iota of truth in the news, the complainant submitted that at no point of time was a yagnam or pooja supposed to be held.