Court orders restrain on ‘Khandu defamation’

Court orders restrain on ‘Khandu defamation’

ITANAGAR, Mar 12: Taking exception to acts of defaming Chief Minister Pema Khandu through a press conference on March 8 last by one Pema Samchung, the Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Capital Complex, Yupia has issued orders restraining her or her representatives from doing so.

The Court ruled that despite being aware of a pending defamation suit against her (No 03/18), Samchung went ahead with her press conference labeling false allegations against the Chief Minister.

To a defamation suit already filed against Samchung, the Court had served a notice dated 27/02/18 to her. Again, on misc application No 24/18 filed on 6/3/18, the Court had issued a notice calling a response from the respondent (Samchung) as to why she should not be restrained from making further imputation against plaintiff (Khandu) thereby maligning his hard earned political and social reputation.

“Taking into account the case at hand and subsequent development carried out by respondent knowing about the pendency of suit, I am of the view that ad interim injunction can be granted. In view of the fact as an interim measure the respondent, more particularly Pema Samchung and any of her representatives are hereby restraint from making any further defamatory statements or agitation against plaintiff till returnable date or until further order whichever is earlier,” the Court pronounced while calling for placing of the misc case no 24/18 along with the main suit for hearing.

The order of the Court applies not only on respondent Samchung but everybody who is party to her in defaming Khandu till final order of the Court on the pending defamation suit.

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