Elected representative voicing concern about murder investigation not defamation: Kerala High Court

The Court held that the news reports published by Malayala Manorama on a speech by former MLA KM Shaji, in which he had urged for strong action against perpetrators in the Shukoor murder case, was not defamation.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

An elected representative expressing concern about a murder investigation and pushing the government for strict action against the perpetrators does not amount to defamation, the Kerala High Court has ruled [Philip Mathew & Anr. V Shri.P. Jayarajan & Anr.].

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