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HC reserves order in Dinakaran attack case

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday reserved its verdict in the 2007 Dinakaran newspaper office attack case. The CBI had preferred an appeal against a lower court’s acquittal of all the 17 accused in the case.

A Division Bench of Justices P.N. Prakash and B. Pugalendhi reserved its verdict in the appeal preferred by the CBI against the verdict of the Principal District and Sessions court, Madurai. The lower corurt had acquitted all the accused for want of sufficient evidence.

In 2007, the Dinakaran newspaper had carried a survey on who was the preferred choice to be the political heir of the then DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi. Following the publication of the survey results, that favoured M.K. Stalin, a mob led to Attack Pandi, then a close aid of former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri, hurled petrol bombs at the Dinakaran Office in Madurai. The attack left three employees dead.

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