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Should Ram Jethmalani defend Manu Sharma?

November 03, 2006

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In a long and illustrious career he has defended many unsavoury characters, his choice of clients often raising controversy.


Smuggler Haji Mastan. Indira Gandhi's assassins Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, scam-tainted brokers Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parikh� Arguably India's finest criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani's list of clients is as impressive as his skills of cross-examination in the courtroom.


Often facing criticism for his choice of clients, Jethmalani has held firm that one is innocent till proven guilty and everyone is entitled to legal defence � the cornerstone, in fact, of Indian jurisprudence.


But his decision to defend, Manu Sharma, accused of murdering Jessica Lal, has raised eyebrows even among those used to Jethmalani's choice of clients. Mahesh Jethmalani, son of the legal eagle and no mean lawyer himself, has said the entire family is opposed to his defence of Manu Sharma, but his father won't budge.


Jessica Lal's family is traumatised by Jethmalani's decision as well. Friends and supporters of the murdered model, however, have decided to take the Gandhigiri route to persuade the lawyer, and plan to send him flowers and SMSes to dissuade him.


But the senior lawyer is unfazed by the fuss, and says nothing will make him back out of the case.


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Sub: Justice in Jessicalal -your great expertise knowledge is waste

Mr. Jatmalani ,so called eminet personality in the filed of Law in India- You have NOT REALISED even at this age for humanity , support ...

Posted by A.BALAJI

Sub: Ram Jethmalani/Manu Sharma

Ram Jethmalani is a professional lawyer and it his right to choose his client. Have not other criminal lawyers defended other murderers? It is the ...

Posted by Manish Varma

Sub: Ram \\\'SHIT\\\'malani

This old lawyer\\\'s brain is disfunctional. Earlier he said a cop killed jessica, then he came up with an idea that a \\\'tall sikh\\\' shot ...

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Sub: A murder is a murder is a murder

Ram Jethmalani's stance that Manu Sharma's manhood being insulted by Jessica is a reason valid enough for him to "defend" Manu is ridiculous...Wat does he ...

Posted by Mani

Sub: Jethmalani - ????

Everybody knows that Ram Jethmalani is noted criminal lawyer but only for CRIMINALS and CRIMINAL POLITICIANS. Only those people can Hire him Media and Public ...

Posted by Raghava



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