HC bench issues notice to Jaya, Vaiko
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Thursday issued notices to AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa and MDMK leader Vaiko, seeking their explanation on a Criminal Revision Petition as to why summons should not be issued to them for their speeches which 'attempted to create disaffection towards Government officials and incited violence.'
Justice A Selvam, admitting a petition filed by P Pandidurai, ordered issue of notices to Jayalalithaa and Vaiko.
The Petitioner alleged that during the assembly by-election campaign for Madurai and local bodies polls in October 2006 both had vilified the Tamil Nadu Police. Their statements allegedly caused threat to the police force.
The Judicial Magistrate (JM'S) court, where he filed a petition, however, dismissed it saying both had spoken like any other political leader. Hence, he had filed a criminal revision petition seeking to set aside the JM's order and issue summons to Jayalalithaa and Vaiko, the petitioner contended.