'Faith in judiciary shaken'

'Faith in judiciary shaken'

'Faith in judiciary shaken'

Salman Khan’s acquittal was met with sharp reaction on the social media with legal experts saying that “the faith of common man in the judicial system has been shaken.”

 There were similar reactions from the general public on Twitter as well.  Civil servant-turned lawyer Abha Singh said it was a sad day. “Those policeman should be arrested instead of Salman Khan if they made a wrong case. If the high court says that the police and the prosecution made a wrong case then I would request the honourable high court to arrest those people...,” she said.
After 13 years, she said, the question remains — “Who killed Nurullah?”

“The Maharashtra Police must go and appeal. The police and prosecution have not lived up to the reputation. Faith in the judiciary system must be restored,” Abha added.

On the other hand, Pradeep Gharat, who represented the Mumbai Police in the trial court, said that the Mumbai Sessions Court had held that it was Salman Khan who was driving and not Ashok Singh and had accepted the statement of Ravindra Patil. “I am surprised,” he said. 

“Salman walks!....If Salman didn’t do it, who did? One dead person. Four injured. Surely, someone is guilty?,” veteran author and journalist Shobhaa De tweeted.  “Salman, his fans and the industry have a reason to celebrate today as the Honourable High Court of Bombay has acquitted the superstar of all charges in the hit-and-run case, pointing at the “unexplained and glaring anomalies” in the evidence produced by the prosecution,” said Kamayani Bali Mahabal, a journalist-turned-lawyer-activist.

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