Rothpol received this email from Jahangir Akhtar at eleven minutes past midnight today:
“I request you supply me with the identity of the posters to you blog of Chris and Ali who have both written that I have an ASBO.
I also want you to remove the posts as I deem them to be lies and slanderous.
I will await your response before referring this matter to my solicitors.”
Rothpol has responded in the following terms:
Would be grateful for the name and address of your solicitor, so that my solicitor may correspond with them on the matters you raise.”
A response from Jahangir Akhtar (firstname.lastname@example.org) received 15:45 today:
“I made a reasonable request asking you to remove the inaccurate posts and also provide me the identity of the people have posted on your blog.
You have responded by posting my private correspondence on your blog.
You leave me no alternative but to let the legal system take its coarse. I am sure you will get to know my solicitors name/ address when you are served the writ.”
This email was unsigned.
Rothpol has again responded in the following terms:
re: Pre-action Protocol for Defamation
I note the contents of your reply.
I have to inform you that your attitude and general demeanour thus far, is quite simply unacceptable and will not go unchallenged.
I requested the name of your solicitors as per the Pre-action Protocol for Defamation which you are required to do promptly, when requested.
I again request that you inform me of their name and address, so that letters of claim may be exchanged.
This request, if unheeded is a very serious matter and I advise you to comply.”
Nothing further has been heard from Akhtar. Bullying and attempts at intimidation, will not work here!