A sessions court today framed charges against MDMK leader Vaiko for various offences, including sedition, for his alleged inflammatory speeches supporting the banned LTTE two years ago.
Vaiko has been charged under Section 12(A) of the IPC (waging seditious war against the government) and under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
A charge sheet was filed against Vaiko for allegedly making inflammatory speeches supporting the LTTE at a meeting here in October 2008. Subsequently Vaiko was arrested and was lodged in Puzhal Central Prison. Later he was released on bail.
Vaiko, who was present at the court, said "I am not denying the speech, which I had made. But I deny the charges levelled against me."
Additional Session Judge P Boopalan, where the case came up, posted it to September 6, 2010 for trial.
Speaking to reporters outside the court, Vaiko said he would face the case in an "appropriate" manner.
Vaiko alleged that DMK government was 'unnecessarily foisting cases' on him since he allied with the Opposition AIADMK.