The Madras High Court has dismissed a public-interest litigation (PIL) seeking to direct police to register an FIR against Union Minister V. Narayanasamy for his alleged remarks against slain LTTE Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and ‘Naam Tamilar’ party president Seeman.

A division bench of justices N. Paul Vasantha Kumar and P. Devadass dismissed the petition observing that the alleged statement was made in Madurantakam, which fell under the Madras High Court’s jurisdiction and not under the jurisdiction of its bench here.

The judges also declined the request of the petitioner’s counsel to transfer the case to the Madras High Court.

The petitioner, C. Ramesh, an advocate, submitted that the Union Minister had allegedly made derogatory comments against Mr. Prabhakaran and Mr. Seeman during a meeting in Puducherry.

He sought action against the Minister under Section 153 (A) of the IPC (promoting enmity between different groups).

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