Leena Manimekalai passport impounded for defamation but people accused of heinous crimes face no such action: Madras High Court

The Court noted that the passport authority seldom impounds passports even in offences of heinous nature; yet based on a private complaint of defamation, it impounded the passport of Leena Manimekalai.
Justice M Dhandapani, Madras High Court
Justice M Dhandapani, Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has opined that the act of passport authority in impounding the passport of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai appeared to be very strange, since she was accused only of criminal defamation based on a private complaint (Leena Manimekalai vs. The Regional Passport Officer).

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