Opinion- NOBODY is above the law
Author(s): Harpreet SandhuThe Author. The relevant Mumbai Court by framing charges as per the provisions of law in a criminal case under section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder which...
The relevant Mumbai Court by framing charges as per the provisions of law in a criminal case under section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder which was pending for past one decade against actor Salman Khan inspite how much the accused might have used his contacts to escape from framing of charges or to delay any court action against him has atleast got relief for the complainant. The respective Hon'ble Court have this way proved that everybody is equal before our judiciary. Rather this decision will sent right signals, which will enhance the secular image of transparent judicial functioning in our country. No doubt our law authorities should ensure in future that such cases relating to serious offences involving high-profile Bollywood stars should be dealt by the fast track courts. Hence with implementation of serious charges against Salman Khan and keeping in mind quantum of punishment, atleast even common vehicle drivers will have a strong fear of stringent punishment while driving on surface. Even as witnessed few days ago with the decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court Of India declining actor Sanjay Dutt's curative petition seeking review of his conviction in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. This way it has been proved that all citizens are equal before the Judiciary and also conveys a right message that even if the justice system is deeply flawed or influenced by the big wings and everything seems to be loaded against the weak still justice can be done on merits of the case.
(The Author is a Practicing Criminal Lawyer.)