Tamil Nadu

HC rejects plea to book Rajini

The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to issue a direction to the Krishnagiri police to register a First Information Report against actor Rajinikanth for having claimed that violence by anti-social elements was what drove the police to open fire against the protesters in Thoothukudi last month, leading to the death of 13 people.

Justice P.N. Prakash followed the usual orders passed by him in such petitions and held that the petitioner must have exhausted all other sources of remedies, such as approaching the higher officials in the police department and filing a private complaint before the jurisdictional judicial magistrate concerned, before moving a direction petition in the High Court.

The present petition was filed by D. Silambarasan of Hosur in Krishnagiri district, who claimed that the actor had belittled the anti-Sterlite protests by claiming that the anti-social elements were responsible for the deaths.

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