Court directs Pema Samchung to refrain from defaming CM

ITANAGAR, Mar 12: The Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Yupia has taken exception to the acts of defaming Chief Minister Pema Khandu through a press conference on 8 March by one Pema Samchung and issued orders restraining her or her representatives from doing so.
In an order issued on 9 March, the Court ruled that despite being aware of a pending defamation suit against her before the Court (No. 03/18), Pema Samchung went ahead with her press conference labeling false allegations against the chief minister, according to release from the Chief Minister’s Office.
The chief minister’s counsel had submitted before the Court that a defamation suit was already filed against Samchung to which the Court had served a notice on 27 February this year to her.
Again, on Misc Application No. 24/18 filed on 6 March, 2018, the Court had issued a notice calling a response from the respondent (Samchung) as to why she should not be restraint from making further imputation against plaintiff (Khandu), thereby maligning his hard earned political and social reputation. Overlooking these notices of the Court, Samchung went ahead with another tirade of allegations against Khandu by calling a press conference, the counsel pointed.
The order of the Court applies not only on respondent Samchung but everybody who is party with her till final order of the Court on the pending defamation suit.
The counsel informed that now on if anybody is found to be defaming Khandu through mainstream media, social media, agitation or any other means like publishing pamphlets, hoardings or wall-writings would be liable for action under law.