Additional Solicitor General of India Pinky Anand said actor Salman Khan’s case needs to be viewed as per the law and not by sentiments.
“Although Salman Khan is an actor, he does not deserve sentiment for his act, but deserves law,” Pinky Anand said while participating in a session at the ongoing Women Economic Forum here.
She was referring to various reactions evoked after Salman’s conviction by a Mumbai court in the 2002 hit-and-run case which was later suspended by Bombay High Court.
“Judiciary doesn’t hang every individual committing criminal acts. Even five-year jail to Salman was not bad considering the act he was involved in,” Anand said.
“When Salman case verdict was pronounced, many people questioned the delay and why the sentence was only for five years,” she said.
“Justice does not mean that we hang a person for every crime. Justice means punishing the guilty in proportion to the crime committed,” Anand said.