There are institutions in India, which makes feel proud as an Indian. However, there is a gradual decrease in these institutions. Our country’s judiciary today is included to the every growing list of Institutions, which we will frown upon, look down upon with suspicion and fear. It is a sad to know Manu Sharma prime accused of Jessica Lal’s murder case was acquitted today. I guess, “It happens only in India” well if it does then, I have started feeling for my life and a fear for those who are like me as well.
It was some seven years back. It was a some odd party night. A drunkard a.k.a. Manu Sharma, a son of a man who’s a big shot in political circles,( namely a former Union Minister) was out having a nice time. He partied hard some where was seemingly high on spirits. He goes to a bar. It was about midnight. He asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender late Ms Jessica Lal politely says “Man times up, no more drinks” She couldn’t have imagines that these words would have to be said at the cost of here life. Manu Sharma cool calm and collected take out some gun and shoots Jessica Lal at point blank range. There were hundreds of people there socialites models press people etc present there. In seven years time many of them turned hostile. The law was twisted and tweaked to give justice to a man accused of murder.
Circa 20 February 2006, Manu Sharma is acquitted of all charges. There is no doubt that there was Manu Sharma on the spot. There is no doubt that he fired the shot. There is no doubt Jessica Lal was murdered. Who killed her, if Manu Sharma didn’t? The formerly prime accused is out there again probably high on spirits and probably a gun in his possession.
Moral of the story: If you have the money and power, then you don’t have to fear the law.