The Madras High Court has stopped proceedings against DMK President MK Stalin in connection with criminal negligence against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswamy in September on some comments made by him. Justice N. Anand Venkatesh issued an interim order on Stalin's petition against the complaint arising out of the complaint filed under section 500 (defamation) of IPC on his alleged public speech in Salem, criticizing the Prime Minister on Thursday. The case was initially filed in a court in Salem and later it was shifted to a special court for cases against MPs and MLAs.
Stalin presented that the trial court had failed to make a note that the allegations against the Chief Minister were not lack of defamation. He alleged that the complaint was filed with malicious and political motives to disturb the complaint. The DMK chief may be asked to harm the prestige of the Chief Minister's Office to issue a statement in his personal capacity against Palaniswami, the DMK chief presented. The government prosecutor opposed the petition and argued that the baseless and indecisive allegations made by the petitioner against the chief minister formed criminal defamation and he was responsible for running the case.