YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui has opposed the defamation notice sent by Akshay Kumar in the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. He has called the compensation of Rs 500 crore demanded by the actor unfair. Siddiqui said that there is nothing defamatory in his video. At the same time, Akshay Kumar was also requested to withdraw this notice and failing to do so, he has also asked to initiate “appropriate legal proceedings” against the actor.
Akshay sent notice for making false and baseless allegations
Explain that in the defamation notice sent to Siddiqui on November 17, Akshay Kumar demanded compensation of Rs 500 crore for making ‘false and baseless’ allegations against him in the case of Rajput’s death. Kumar had said in a notice sent through the law firm ‘IC Legal’ that, Rashid Siddiqui has posted several defamatory and abusive videos against him on his YouTube channel ‘FF News’.
YouTuber responded to the notice through a lawyer
Siddiqui gave his lawyer J.J. Responding to the notice on Friday through P. Jaiswal said that the allegations leveled by Akshay Kumar were “false, annoying and harassing and intended to harass him”. He said that the cases of death of Sushant Singh Rajput Many other journalists including Siddiqui had shown the news, because many influential people had their names attached to the case and other media channels were not providing the correct information.
YouTuber cited freedom of expression
In his response, Siddiqui said that freedom of expression is the fundamental right of Indian citizens. In response, it has been said that the video released by Siddiqui cannot be considered defamatory and should be viewed with impartial perspective. The reply also stated that, “The news shown by Siddiqui is on the public domain and he (Siddiqui) has also shown other news channels as a source.” He also said on the delay in issuing the defamation notice. Raised questions and said that the video was ‘uploaded’ on August 2020. The reply said, “The demand for compensation of Rs 500 crore is unreasonable and it has been done only with the intention of putting pressure on Siddiqui”.
Mumbai police has also filed a case against YouTuber
Siddiqui has requested actor Akshay Kumar to withdraw the notice, and has said to start legal proceedings against him for not doing so. YouTuber, who hails from Bihar, claimed that the actor had deliberately targeted him. Significantly, the Mumbai Police has also filed an FIR against the Maharashtra government and Minister Aditya Thackeray against Siddiqui for various posts related to defamatory, misleading people and willful insult. A Mumbai court on November 3 He was granted anticipatory bail and directed him to cooperate in the investigation.
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