Raja booked over re­marks against CM

DMK leader ac­cused of lev­el­ling un­founded al­le­ga­tions

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - C. Jaisankar

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

Com­plainant

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.

A. Raja

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