August 3, 2016
Thanjavur: The Principal District and Sessions Court in Thanjavur today posted the next hearing of the libel case filed against DMDK founder president Vijayakanth to September 30.
Public prosecutor Kuppusamy had filed the libel case against the actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth, for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa during a public meeting held in Thanjavur on August 10, 2012. The function was organized by DMDK to distribute welfare schemes to the beneficiaries to mark the leader’s birthday celebrations. Kuppusamy had also demanded that criminal proceeding be initiated against the DMDK leader.
The libel case is being heard in the principal district and sessions court for the past four years.When the case came up for hearing today, Judge Nakkheeran posted the next hearing of the case to September 30.