Chennai, Mar 10 : A Metropolitan Magistrate Court Egmore today dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the police to register a case against film star Rajinikanth for his recent remarks at the 50th anniversary fete of Thuglak magazine.
When the petition filed by Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) Chennai District Secretary R Umapathy came up for hearing, II Metropolitan Magistrate Rosylyn Durai dismissed the plea holding that since no law and order problem took place following his remarks, no direction could be passed to register a case against him. After an intervening petition filed by advocate S Arumugam stating that the petition filed by Umapathy was an abuse of process of law, was withdrawn, the court dismissed the petition.
In his remarks during the Tughlak function, Rajinikanth said that during the anti-superstition rally organised by Rationalist leader Periyar at Salem in 1971, the unclothed idols of Lord Rama and Sita were taken in and that they were garlanded with chappals. Opposing this, the DVK in its plea claimed that the actor has spoken falsehood about Periyar and brought disrepute to his image and demanded filing of a police complaint against the actor as his remarks aimed at disturbing public peace. (UNI)