Kerala High Court hass held that,
M.K.Prabhakaran and Anr Vs T.E.Gangadharan and Anr on 7 March, 2006
Once a statement has been filed in a court of law, that statement can be taken as published and if such a statement amounts to per se defamatory, it is the duty of the accused to establish that they are justified in making such a statement under any of the exceptions to Section 499 I.P.C.
Citations: [2011 KCCR 1 230], [2008 SCC ONLINE KAR 758], [2006 (2) KLT 122]
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