CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today stayed for four weeks further proceedings pending before a local court against DMDK MLA K Dinakaran, who was charged with obstructing marshals of the assembly from discharging their duties in February.
Justice B Rajendran granted the interim stay on a revision petition filed by Dinakaran seeking to set aside an order of a Metropolitan Magistrate here, who dismissed his petition seeking discharge from the case.
Dinakran and other members raised slogans and sat within the assembly precincts when the marshals and police personnel tried to evict them.
Some of the marshals and police personnel were allegedly attacked by the MLAs in the corridor.
Later, a case was registered against him and others charging them with obstructing public servants from discharging their duties and also causing inflicting injuries to police personnel during the eviction process.
After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed before the VII Metropolitan Magistrate, George Town here.
The counsel submitted that the incident had taken place in the legislative assembly during its session and being a member, Dinakaran was discharging his duty in his official capacity and to prosecute him, sanction from the concerned officials was essential. But the Magistrate failed to take note of this, he submitted.