The three private milk sellers in Tamil Nadu approached the Madras High Court against the minister Rajenthra Bhalaji who alleged these milk sellers of selling adulterated milk.
A single bench judge of Justice C.V.Karthikeyan observed that despite a restraint order passed by court on July 10 against the minister, he still continued making statements which caused sufficient damage to the reputation of all private milk producing companies. The court also said that the defendants haven’t produced any sort of documents or any test analysis report to support his arguments and the documents which have been produced by the court is more than five years old which doesn’t advance the case of the defendant at any cost. Moreover, it stated after examining the newspaper reports that it seems the minister has already launched an all-out attack against the private based milk producers and if he is making such shocking revelations then, he should justify the same as well.
The court also asked the defendants to realize the fact that the honest workmen of the private milk companies would be the first sufferers of such accusation as the statements made by the minister are more than sufficient to cause suspicion in the mind of consumes out there
Hence, in its final order the court issued an interim injunction order restraining the minister from making any remarks with respect to the private milk sellers and directed the three of them i.e. Hatsum Agro Product, Dodla Diary and Vijay Diary to file the voluntary test reports before the court from accredited laboratories once in every three months which can be used for the final disposal of the suit.
Earlier, the companies demanded the damage of Rs 1 crore each from the minister.
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