21.2.06

About: Murder suspects & acquittals.

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.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indian legal system really sucks.

All the accused in the Jessica Lal murder were acquited as witnesses turn hostile. The Indian Law Enforcement System gives no justice and it sometimes proposes the rape victim to marry the rapist. It can even issue a warrent on the President of the country if a small bribe is paid.

But, the same law enforcement system is very active when it comes to terrorising old and sick elders in false 498a cases. The same law enforcement system is very active when it comes to denying small children from seeing the faces of their father.

Then, why do we need a legal system ??

Why the hell the people operating it claim moral high ground ?

what a legal system

Caleb said...

we really cant blame our judicial system!!

This was not a simple case..

the gun with which she was shot wasnt recovered.. the eye witness - who are just like one of us turned hostile. how can we blame the system when we ourselves dont have the guts to say the truth?? and the two cartridges that were recovered werent from the same weapon.. so there were two people..

but yeah!! if Manu sharma want rich and powerful, maybe he wouldnt have been able to silence the eyewitness and wouldve been caught (if he was guilty)

Neha said...

It is not just the judiciary, but the entire system which is in a rut. The judge can only give a decision based on evidence, if the police refuses to bring evidence before him , wat will he do.
we need to change the system as a whole. I dont udnerstand why we have outdated procedures which lead to so much delays, why not record the witness's stmt on video, so tht he cant turn hostile later on.

Rich and powerful get away with anything..There are so many of such cases, there was the priyadarshini mattoo case.. wher the judge almost accused teh CBI of tampering with evidence and not bringing witnesses before him, yet.. wat happened?
The man who killed her is living a normal life now..
the big question is how do things change.

The Light-House. said...

@ Anonymous: Yes there are issues which needs to be settled.
@ Caleb:Hey Caleb (aka Arvind).Good Nickname.It is all about money changing the balance of justice.
@ Neha:Government emphasis on social reforms may help.But I agree on what u say.

Arz000n said...

One VJ was also a prime witness of this incident..but then he backed out at the last moment....

I rememebr this case...watching it on Star News....Man, its true..this only happens only in India...

Can u imagine...black buck shooting took place in 97 and he got the sentence in 2006...I think the buck would have anyway died its natural death by now...

Bugger's....

Tarun said...

yes same name, back after a long time. that's true it happens only in India. It's a country where 'Paisa bolta hai'

Caleb said...

i still have belief in our judicial system!! money cant buy everything... if that was the case, Salman wouldnt have been punished..

but if witnesses turn hostile - like this and the best bakery thing, its our(indian citizens' fault)..

The Light-House. said...

@ ArzOOOn: LOL on Natural Death of black buck :-))
@ Caleb:He can still appeal and go soctt free.Salmaan also has couple of other charges of criminal nature pending on him.

Anonymous said...

Please, can someone come forward,like the four guys in Rand de Basanti'to eliminate all the 9 accused & maim the witnesses & put the fear of God into the Judge who let the murderers go scot free.

The Light-House. said...

@ Anonymous:didu try searching for such people on some job sites?