Very angry Ram Jethmalani is lambasting media left and right. Jethmalani, who is defending Manu Sharma, the alleged killer of Jessica Lal in the mainstream's favourite case these days, was giving his piece of mind to Sagarika Ghose today on CNN IBN. What a tongue lashing he gave. The 'holier than thou' media takes things so much for granted that it needed some one like Jethmalani to take it on. Jethmalani has this sign board outside his gate proclaiming that he does not take any more cases. It seems he has taken this on just in reaction to the media trial of Manu Sharma. If media is to be believed, Manu Sharma has murdered Jessica Lal. It wants the courts just to attest this as a fact and hang Manu. For an average person following media on Jessica case, there is no argument. He 'knows' Manu has killed Jessica.
And now very asertive and forceful Jethmalani with a reputation as a a criminal lawyer makes him believe that he will prove it otherwise.
All said and done Jethmalani's anger at media is all very well but does he have to let it get channelised into something that suggests that nobody kiled Jessica.
It is yet to be seen.It would be interesting to see how he argues his case.
In response to Sagarika's question on what makes him so convinced about the innocence of Manu Sharma, Ram Jethmalani said "I don’t have to convince myself. I am only convinced that the man is entitled to a fair trial. He is entitled to the services of a good lawyer. Courts will decide and no Pressman, no editor or television will crew will decide."
Now there is certainly no argument on that.