There are many news items that circulate in the media and I don’t usually comment on those links as I have absolute faith in the Judiciary of our country to do justice. Time and again my silence has proven the best weapon to those who have wished to wrong me, as my faith in the law remains unshaken. However, on this particular occasion, I am extremely perturbed by the recent development wherein a HindustanTimes journalist with the intent to make quick bucks misused the power and sanctity of the written word to defame me, simply because I did not succumb to his demands.
The article in question is the one published on 13 May 2017 - http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...
The said journalist not only threatened me but was continuously blackmailing me to extort money, as he was confident that he would be able to carry the false news in the leading daily and not only tarnish my image and reputation, but also bring disrepute to the lawyers some of whom are today sitting Supreme Court judges, Senior Law Officers, and Ministers which is extremely irresponsible and unfortunate.
In this respect, I have sent a legal notice to the Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT where I have narrated the truth of this matter. Mr. Haider Naqvi the said journalist has cast aspersions on my integrity without verifying the veracity of the facts rather it was a deliberate and calculated move to spread the malicious news in the public and referring to matters which have been already settled in the court of law. The concerned journalist said that citing that Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, the current Attorney General of India had appeared or rather represented me in various forums is an utter lie. Mr. Mukul Rohatagi has never appeared for me. As regards to the other Senior Advocates, the news report does not have any regard with the lawyers who are reputed law officers and judges of the country and have casted aspersions on their integrity by deliberating upon and questioning their intent in representing me, whereas there is something called an attorney-lawyer privilege which Mr. Naqvi appears to be not aware of.
Further to this, I would like to mention that being a public servant, the esteemed lawyers are aware of my humble capacities and have stood for the cause to get me justice. While I seek my remedy in civil and criminal law, this entire development has caused me great personal injury and irreparable harm.
Here's a link to the sites which have covered this unfortunate development and also find a copy of the legal notice on the following links:
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Arun Mishra, is the Chief Engineer at UPSIDC. He is a passionate advocate for Green Energy. He loves to read and write in his spare time and actively encourages the youth to read, saying “it gives you a window to the world.”
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