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Subramanian Swamy gets relief in defamation cases

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The Supreme Court on Monday stayed criminal proceedings in three defamation cases filed by the Tamil Nadu government against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for allegedly making certain comments against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in his tweets.

“Having heard Subramanian Swamy in person and Nageshwar Rao, senior counsel for the State of Tamil Nadu, it is directed that the proceedings in criminal case nos. 45/2014, 46/2014 and 27/2015 pending in the court of the Principal Sessions Judge, Chennai, shall remain stayed,” a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant said.

Earlier, Dr. Swamy had moved an application seeking quashing of six defamation complaints lodged against him for allegedly making some comments against Ms. Jayalalithaa in his tweets.

The court, on October 30, 2014, had stayed proceedings in criminal defamation cases filed against Mr. Swamy in Tamil Nadu.

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