|Salman Khan – WSJ Photo|
day of happiness, shock, anger, trends and trolls.
case disclosed by the Bombay High Court, the judge A R Joshi acquitted Salman
Khan from all charges, cancelled the five-year imprisonment announced by the
lower court and claimed that the prosecution has not been able to exhibit
proper evidence that proves Salman was driving on that day in September 2002.
The High Court has even ordered the Bandra police station to return the actor’s
passport. “The court must decide the case on
material brought on record (which) can be accepted as evidence. It must not be
swayed by popular opinion. The court is expected to be impervious to pressure
from the public,” the judge Joshi said while announcing the judgment.
judiciary system? People kept on quizzing each other to be reasonable enough to
say it. A verdict that came after 13 years of long wait and expectations
shattered the victims of the 2002 hit-and-run case who are now left to accept
the Bombay High Court’s verdict. Moreover, they can only expect the actor to
compensate for their loss rather than filing an appeal and waiting for a few
fraternity and supporters of the actor were thrilled by the verdict, many
people questioned the judgment. The actor even got trolled on the social
highs-and-lows for the actor. With blockbuster hits like Bajrangi Bhaijan and
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the imprisonment announced by the Session Court in May
gave him a cause to worry. However, a positive verdict before his 50th birthday
on December 27 has left the actor and his family quite elated.
from the judgment are:
13 years were not enough to proclaim who was guilty: the family driver Ashok
Singh, Salman Khan or the victim who was sleeping on the road.
the prosecution didn’t have enough evidence against the actor, what made the
Session Court announce five years of imprisonment after 13 years?
Salman Khan was not driving the car, it took 13 years to explain the court that
he wasn’t the culprit. Is the law system to weak to comprehend or take up
questions raised on the prosecutor’s repertoire of facts, the police’s
investigation procedures are also being doubted.
big question that popped up was why the singer Kamal Khan was never questioned
even once before he left abroad.
doubts are also being raised on the police’s investigative procedures.
But, we still haven’t got the answer:
who was driving the car?