The legal team representing Carmen Ciantar – the suspended Head of the Foundation for Medical Services – has sent a letter to the Police Commissioner, Angelo Gafà, reasserting their client’s request that the police exercise their powers to “investigate these false allegations”.
“The allegations made against her are all unfounded in fact and in law. All are without any basis, and are incorrect and malicious” read the lawyer’s letter to Gafà.
“In her letter, the sender asked you to exercise all the powers available to you in the law to investigate her – so that she would be in a good position to exonerate herself from this shocking siege of defamation and slander exercised against her.”
“The sender even tabled an application before the Inquiring Magistrate where the same request that was made to you was also made to the Inquiring Magistrate.”
The lawyer argued that Ciantar’s position, having requested that an inquiring Magistrate and the Police (twice) investigate her case, is proof that she has nothing to hide.
“This clearly shows that my client has absolutely nothing to threaten or scare her from subjecting herself to any form of investigation.”
Ciantar initially wrote to the police herself, with the same request.
“As you know, I have suspended myself from my public career so I can defend myself in the most correct way” she wrote.
“I hope that this investigation is conducted and concluded in the least time possible.“
She suspended herself from the position of Head of the Foundation for Medical Services comes after Pakistani media house Global Village Space published their article alleging that, among other things, Ciantar had received several undeclared payments from Ram Tumuluri.
This most recent letter, sent by Ciantar’s legal representation, reasserts her innocence, and requests that the investigation be expedited so as to minimise the damage done to Ciantar’s career and reputation.
“My client is once again, kindly, requesting that all of this takes place in an expeditious manner – and it is also worth reminding you that as a citizen, she has every right to request that this is matter is promptly resolved.”
What do you make of this letter?