All of them have been adjourned
MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday appeared before courts in four different cases in a single day. All cases were adjourned.
Mr. Vaiko appeared before III Additional Sessions Judge K.H. Nilavazhagan in connection with a sedition case filed against him by ‘Q’ Branch police in 2008. The charge was that he had made a speech at a meeting supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the banned organisation. The judge had fixed the date for commencing of trial from November19. As the witnesses did not turn up, the case was adjourned to December 21.
He then appeared before VI Additional Sessions Judge N. Kaliayamurthy in connection with two defamation cases filed by then DMK government.
The first defamation case was filed in 2006 for his remark alleging that then chief minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi and his ministers were trying to split his party. Another complaint was for his “defamatory remarks” against Mr. Karunanidhi in connection with an attack on the office of film director Bharathiraja. The cases were adjourned to December 17.
Mr. Vaiko also appeared through his lawyer before a Master Court in connection with a defamation suit filed by former union minister Dayanidhi Maran.
Later talking to media, MDMK chief said the United Nations had failed to prevent the genocide in Sri Lanka during the war. He sought an enquiry into the conduct of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other officials.
He says United Nations had failed to prevent the genocide in Sri Lanka during the war