In this landmark judgment by old Madras High Court, it was held that the accusations made in a complaint to Magistrate do NOT have absolute privilege and only have qualified privilege as provided under section 499 of IPC. Such accusations are liable for defamation if NOT protected by exception 8.
Tiruvengada Mudali Vs Tripurasundari Ammal on 15 February 1926 ILR
Indian Law Review version (Original):
Tiruvengada Mudali Vs Tripurasundari Ammal on 15 February 1926
Citations: [49 Mad. 728], [A. I. R. (18) 1926 Mad. 906], [1926 (27) Cri LJ 1026], [AIR 1926 Mad 906], [(1926) 51 MLJ 112],
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The Index for Defamation Judgments is here.
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