Salman Khan’s acquittal in yet another case has come as a surprise which clearly suggest that you can get away by committing crime in our country if you are famous and have the money to fight your case by hiring top lawyers. He was acquitted earlier in the drunk driving case which killed innocent people when he managed to prove he was not driving. But who actually was driving the vehicle was never proved which means the law in our country failed somewhere and that truly is sad as poor people’s life really has no value.
Salman Khan’s acquittal in the Chinkara poaching case again raises a similar question as to who committed the crime? To play the devil’s advocate for a moment, surely Salman could not have been charged for such heinous crimes for so long if he was innocent. Court’s judgement needs to be respected for sure as our judicial system is impartial. But the problem is of mechanism of the process that leads to the judgement. The police representing the state government lack the expertise to present the case for fair trial and the rich and famous are able to skew the judgement in their favour over a period of time by hiring expensive legal brains which truly is shocking and sad. Salman though is a changed man today and I am sure he would repent and help the victims family by compensating them adequately. He could also do short films and dissuade people from hunting and poaching.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)