Chennai: A court on Thursday ordered summons to DMK chief M Karunanidhi to appear before it on December 18 in connection with a defamation complaint filed against him by the Tamil Nadu Government.

Principal Sessions Judge P Kalaiarasan also ordered issue of summons to Editor, Printer and Publisher DMK mouthpiece 'Murasoli' S Selvam.

The state government in its complaint had sought prosecution of Karunanidhi for alleged libelous comments about two AIADMK Ministers and Selvam for publishing the comments in Murasoli in the August 23 edition.

Karunanidhi had alleged family interference in clearing of files by ministers K T Pachamal and N R Sivapathy.


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