PANJIM: Panjim Civil Judge Senior Division Mr. Edgar Fernandes today adjourned to October 14th at 10 am the civil defamation case filed by Goa’s controversial Advocate General Mr. Subodh Kantak against Adv. Aires Rodrigues.
After Adv. Aires Rodrigues highlighted the exorbitant fees being paid to the Advocate General of Goa, Mr. Subodh Kantak initiated two defamation proceedings against Adv. Rodrigues which from the JMFC’s court moved to the High Court and later to the Supreme Court of India. While one defamation case filed by Subodh Kantak against Adv. Aires Rodrigues has been dismissed the other is pending before the Civil Court at Panaji
Advocate General of Goa, Mr. Subodh Kantak has sought Rs 15 crores by way of compensation from Adv. Rodrigues which he has vowed to use for charitable causes like old age homes, orphanages and towards the welfare of animals.
Mr. Subodh Kantak who had been accused by Adv. Aires Rodrigues of being the country’s highest paid Advocate General faced perhaps the longest cross examination ever with Adv. Rodrigues intensely quizzing Mr. Subodh Kantak on his character, conduct and competency as Advocate General. The cross examination of the Advocate General which started on 31st October 2008 had continued for 13 sessions with the Advocate General cross examined for over 26 hours.
Subodh Kantak will now have to face another round of cross examination in the Civil suit filed by him against Adv. Aires Rodrigues unless he chooses to remain absent in the civil suit too.


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