Raja booked over remarks against CM
DMK leader accused of levelling unfounded allegations
The Perambalur police on Saturday filed a case against DMK leader and former Union Minister A. Raja for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and his Cabinet colleagues while addressing a protest demonstration here on September 18.
The case was registered based on a complaint from Durai Periasamy, an AIADMK functionary. In his petition, Mr. Periasamy submitted that Mr. Raja, while addressing an antigovernment demonstration, levelled a series of unfounded allegations against Mr. Palaniswami and various Ministers.
The speech was derogatory in nature and the allegations were far from the truth and were aimed at
The allegations were aimed at maligning the image of the CM and the Cabinet
maligning the image of the Chief Minister and the Cabinet, he claimed.
Based on the complaint, the Perambalur police filed a case against Mr. Raja under Sections 503 (criminal intimidation), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505 (1) (b) (intent to cause fear or alarm to the public) and 506 (1) (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.