Lawyer M Ravi has issue an apology to the Attorney-General, in response to a complain letter that the AG has sent to the Law Society indicating that he has prematurely released court documents relating to cases he was handling to local and international media.
In the letter, dated 24 January 2014, the AG alleged that his actions were calculated to interfere with the fair proceedings of cases M Ravi was handling, which were then before the court.
M Ravi has earlier indicated that he will “vigorously defend” his position on this matter.
The following is the media release from M Ravi’s office.
I, Mr Ravi s/o Madasamy had on various occasions (the details of which are set out in a letter from the Attorney-General dated 24 January 2014, which I attached here) caused Court documents to be prematurely released to the media and have made certain statements to the media, which I now regret.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers have in a letter dated 24 January 2014 pointed out that my actions may result in my clients gaining an unfair advantage in the various cases that I was acting in and / or may interfere in the conduct of fair proceedings by prejudicing the Respondent’s case in the minds of the public and / or to hold up the persons and institutions referred to in the affidavits to public obloquy.
This was never my intention. Have considered the Attorney-General’s Chambers letter and the points raised therein, I accept their position and I unreservedly and unconditionally withdraw all the statements complained off in their letter of 24 January 2014 and I do sincerely apologise to the persons affected by my releasing the Court documents and statements referred to in the letter of 24 January 2014, to the media.