Kumar stated Siddiquee in his YouTube channel has printed a number of “defamatory, libelous and derogatory” movies.
YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee has opposed the defamation discover issued in opposition to him by actor Akshay Kumar in reference to Sushant Singh Rajput death case and refused to pay ₹ 500 crore damages sought by the star, saying there was nothing defamatory in his movies.
Siddiquee has additionally urged Akshay Kumar to withdraw the discover, failing which he would provoke “acceptable authorized proceedings” in opposition to the actor.
Kumar had on November 17 issued a defamation notice in opposition to Siddiquee in search of ₹ 500 crore in damages for making “false and baseless allegations” in opposition to him in Rajput’s dying case.
Kumar, within the discover despatched by way of regulation agency IC Authorized, stated Siddiquee in his YouTube channel FF Information has printed a number of “defamatory, libelous and derogatory” movies.
Siddiquee, in his reply despatched by way of his advocate JP Jayswal on Friday, stated the allegations made by Akshay Kumar had been “false, vexatious and oppressive and is raised with an intent to harass him”.
It added that following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a number of impartial reporters, together with Siddiquee, coated the information as many influential folks had been concerned and different outstanding media channels weren’t offering right data.
The reply additional claimed that each Indian citizen has the elemental proper to freedom of speech.
It added that the content material uploaded by Siddiquee can’t be thought-about as defamatory and that they’re to be handled as viewpoints with objectivity.
“The information reported by Siddiquee was already within the public area and he (Siddiquee) has positioned reliance on different information channels as sources,” the reply stated.
It additional questioned the delay within the defamation discover despatched and stated the movies had been uploaded in August 2020.
“The damages of ₹ 500 crore are absurd and unwarranted and are made with the intent to pressurise Siddiquee,” the reply stated.
Siddiquee sought Kumar to withdraw the discover and stated if it isn’t accomplished, he would provoke acceptable authorized proceedings.
The YouTuber from Bihar additional claimed that the actor was selectively concentrating on him.
“Akshay Kumar confronted extreme backlash after interviewing an influential politician, whereby hundreds of individuals have made private remarks in opposition to him on varied YouTube movies and web sites. Surprisingly, Kumar has not taken any motion on the identical, nonetheless, he has selectively chosen Siddiquee to saddle the blame of defamation,” the reply stated.
The Mumbai police have additionally filed a case in opposition to Siddiquee on expenses of defamation, public mischief and intentional insult for his posts in opposition to Mumbai police, the Maharashtra authorities and minister Aaditya Thackeray.
Siddiquee was on November 3 granted anticipatory bail by an area courtroom right here, which directed him to cooperate within the probe.