Only family members, relatives can file defamation suit for imputations against a deceased person: Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Court quashed a defamation complaint filed by an unrelated person against a late Arya Samajist.
Punjab & Haryana High Court
Punjab & Haryana High Court

Only 'family members' or 'near relatives' of a deceased person can file a suit for defamation under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code, the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently held (Raj Kumar Saini v. Sant Kanwar).

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