Poll panel steps in to allow launch of book on Rafale deal

Team that tried to stop event in Chennai taken off duty

A few hours after an election flying squad in Chennai served a letter banning the release of a book on the Rafale fighter aircraft scam, the publishing house managed to launch the book by obtaining the nod from the Election Commission of India.

Sources in the Commission later said the members of the flying squad that conducted the raid have been relieved from duty and issued a show cause notice.

A new team has been constituted as part of the flying squad, they added.


N. Ram, Chairman, The Hindu Publishing Group, centre, releasing the book, The Rafale scam, in Chennai (Photo Credit: S. R. Raghunathan)

The book Nattai Ulukkum Rafale Bera Oozhal (The Rafale scam that is rocking the country), by social activist S. Vijayan was brought out by Tamil publishing house Bharathi Puttakalayam. The price tag of the slender volume is ₹10.

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