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Tamil Nadu Court Summons Actor Vijay Sethupathi In Maha Gandhi's Complaint Over Airport Brawl

Sebin James
13 Dec 2021 11:56 AM GMT
Tamil Nadu Court Summons Actor Vijay Sethupathi In Maha Gandhis Complaint Over Airport Brawl
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Tamil actor Maha Gandhi has filed a criminal case against actor Vijay Sethupathi for allegedly making derogatory remarks against him. The complaint also names Vijay's manager Johnson for allegedly physically attacking him at Bengaluru Airport on 2nd November.The complaint is filed under Section 200 of CrPC before a Metropolitan Judicial Magistrate, Saidapet, Tamil Nadu who issued a summons...

Tamil actor Maha Gandhi has filed a criminal case against actor Vijay Sethupathi for allegedly making derogatory remarks against him. The complaint also names Vijay's manager Johnson for allegedly physically attacking him at Bengaluru Airport on 2nd November.

The complaint is filed under Section 200 of CrPC before a Metropolitan Judicial Magistrate, Saidapet, Tamil Nadu who issued a summons and posted the matter for 4th January.

The matter pertains to an alleged brawl in Bengaluru Airport involving the three. According to the complainant, while travelling to Bengaluru in an Air Asia Flight, he surprisingly met Vijay Sethupathi at the Baggage Collection Belt.

When Gandhi congratulated the actor for his recent achievements in the film industry, he was allegedly met with derogatory remarks that belittle the complainant's status in front of the public, states the complaint.

The case of the complainant is that an altercation followed after the derogatory remarks. He claims that he had left the scene after giving a harsh warning to Vijay Sethupathi. However, when he was trying to leave the airport, he was attacked by manager Johnson upon Vijay Sethupathi's instructions. The complaint also states that Johnson had given him death threats.

It was further alleged that Gandhi took a blow over his ear and his attempts to defend were in vain. As a result of the blow, the doctors informed him that he has a severe ear tear, submitted Gandhi.

Gandhi further alleges that when he was back to Chennai, he came to know about the derogatory interview Vijay Sethupathi had given, framing the complainant as a drunken man who attacked him in the Airport. The complainant contends that Actor Vijay Sethupathi has consequently defamed him.

Finally, the complaint states that both Vijay Sethupathi and his manager had the requisite mens rea and they were completely aware of the consequences of their actions.

The complaint was filed requesting the Magistrate to try the accused of offences under 294(b) [uttering obscene words in or near a public place], 323 [Voluntarily Causing Hurt], 500 [Defamation] and 506(i) [Criminal Intimidation] of IPC.

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