Bombay HC verdict in Salman case wishy-washy, Maharashtra tells SC

New Delhi : The Maharashtra governent on Friday told the Supreme Court that the Bombay High Court verdict acquitting Bollywood star Salman Khan in the 2002 accident case was “wishy-washy” and sought its reversal.

As Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi took an apex court bench of Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan through the details of the case and the proceedings before the trial court, the apex court said that since it was a matter of acquittal they will examine the evidence before deciding to issue notice to Salman Khan.

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Assailing the high court verdict, Rohatgi told the apex court that its finding that Salman was not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident is suspicious. He also assailed the surfacing of Salman’s driver in the case after a gap of 13 years.

Asking Rohatgi to the apprise the court on the material in support of their plea for reversal of acquittal order, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing to February 12.

Salman Khan’s counsel Kapil Sibal told the court to direct the summoning of the translated version of the trial court record in the case to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court admitted in January Salman Khan’s caveat, urging it to grant him a hearing before passing any order on the Maharashtra government’s appeal in the 2002 accident case, in which one person was killed and four others were injured.

Salman Khan was found guilty by a sessions court on May 6, 2015 and convicted for, among others, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and sentenced to five years in jail for the accident, in which one person was killed and four others injured.

However, on December 10, 2015, the Bombay High Court acquitted him of all charges and quashed the lower court verdict.

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  1. I remember the day this unfortunate incident took place – I was boarding an early morning flight from Mumbai to Hong Kong. It was a breaking news in the early hours of Mumbai. Here we are, thirteen years later, still worshiping this once-convicted guy as one of the greatest personalities India has ever produced!! Whatever happened to his deer hunting case? Who remembers, right? After all, his silly movies, songs and dances are more important than his criminal past in India, a third-world country!!!

    Finally, did the report mention Kapi(L) Sibal ? Is it the same Kapi who infamously declared ‘zero-loss’ during spectrum scandal? Another genius from Congress!! How does one party produce so many geniuses??

    • Mr. Original R. Pai,

      I admire certain people for their good qualities or for positive traits and attributes. I agree with your comments on Salman Khan and, if he was a decent person he would have admitted his faults and told the police/authorities that he is ready to come clean and fully compensate the family (or families) of people who lost their lives, including those who are slightly or badly injured and those whose lives have been uprooted and, then, ensured that they were rehabilitated to show his remorse and repentance.

      In return, he could have pleaded for leniency, because with this incredible wealth acquired, thanks to Indian masses fondness for “nach gana and hero, heroine-key piche and other cheap thrill” films, he can be immensely useful as a free bird, rather than a jail bird. Most Indian big banner films are crap and are not invited or get entry for being screened in prestigious, film festivals. Forget about Aishwariya Rai being present at Cannes every year.

      The Indian film awards are simply fraternity gatherings, where everything is decided before hand. Invariably, at any domestic film gathering, one leading star or his family will get some award or awards and there will be some silly mutterings on the microphone to the audience gathered there or the people watching the events on the television, saying that, “I devote this award to my mother,” my honey, my bunny or my barbie doll or something else. Then, they look up to the sky and say, “Oh mummy, are you there listening. I love you every much mummy for all that you have done for me,” and blow some flying kisses to the audience.

      When this tamasha and shindig is going on, the cops will not interfere and nab them for kissing or pecking on the cheeks or blowing flying kisses. After everyone have eaten after the award functions, they will eat and have ice-cream for desserts. However, if anyone does this outside, the “aam admi” and the couples get arrested for violating the Indian culture. Many people may get carried away with this tamasha, but I find it farcical, hilarious and hypocritical. Many in the film industry will approach the so called Bollywood great to pay obeisance to him and his family and some of his flunkeys will say that he is the Greatest or Shahenshah. In his younger days, he may have been both naughty and flirty, but now he poses to be a vintage wine. However, not a complimentary word will be said about other greats, including Dilip Kumar, who all have contributed immensely in their owan ways. The scenario is exactly the same, as one finds in some political parties in India, where certain families hold the sway and flunkeys will be singing songs praising them, after consuming copious draughts of honey to clear their throats and fine-tune their voices, as they are also making good money.

      As regards Kapil Sibal, the less said the better. He is a flunkey of the Dynasty. Why not, when you are making money?

      Then, there is black buck case.

      Personally, I have never met or seen Salman Khan, nor am I interested in meeting or seeing him, simply because he is not Gregory Peck, Peter O’Toole or Omar Sharif, but on an international plane, he could be considered to be an ordinary actor who provides entertainment for the masses, rather than classes. However, though he is a spoilt kid, but for some he is a nice person who helps in charitable causes.

      This man is totally different to two so-called premier actors of Bollywood, who are double-faced jam tins, two-tongued and slick talkers. They just party, hog limelight and give slick talks to the media. One of him always coddles with powerful, rich and famous in order to win awards for himself and his family and personally screened films to a politician to keep him happy, avoid problems and be in good books.

      However, he may be happy that he has fooled the people and the country, but the victims will always curse him. This is bad. You can fool the people, but you cannot fool Almighty God, our Supreme Creator and one day have to account for our stay on this earth.

    • I was boarding an early morning flight from Mumbai to Hong Kong. – Joker Rampa

      You actually boarded an Aluminium tubep? I thought you had a Baba Ramaaadeva’s Flying carpet (100% organic + Ayurvedic)! Was I wrong? πŸ™

    • Pyarelallu Rampu’ji from Yumreeka,

      Your govt. is in power. Dhogla chaddi, bamboo cane, topi , leather boots, Mridangam, 56″ Thigale (now downgraded to 51/50 inch waist) and ALL.

      Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, the powerful body of Muslim clerics, has said that Muslim personal law flows from the Holy Quran and cannot be subjected to any scrutiny by the Supreme Court based on principles of the Constitution.

      “Mohammedan law is founded essentially on the Holy Quran and this cannot fall within the purview of the expression ‘laws in force’ as mentioned in Article 13 of the Constitution, and hence its validity cannot be tested on a challenge based on Part-III of the Constitution (guaranteeing fundamental rights, including right to equality),” the JUH application filed through advocate Ejaz Maqbool said.
      —————————————————————————
      So, what’s STOPPING you Jokers? Votes?

      Well, since you were/are one of the founding fathers of the Indian + Yumreeki constitutions, and further considering the ‘fact’ that YOU are the MAN – here, there.. EVERYWHERE.. i thought you might shed some light on the matter. πŸ™‚

  2. “So, what’s STOPPING you” writes joker Praveena Pinto.

    Well, his question pretty much sums up his total IQ level!! His rhetorical challenge to BJP to fix all the problems within a year or two shows a total lack of maturity, awareness and understanding. Unfortunately, Praveena Pinto is not alone in his infantile, immature ways of looking at things. He represents a large percentage of population who looks at everything through a political and religious lens. I don’t know how many more years of political discourse and education are required to elevate these illiterate sections in our society!! Very depressing indeed!

    • Well, his question pretty much sums up his total IQ level!! – Mr. genius RampaNNA

      What is unerringly true about our Genius Rampa’s knee-jerk response to ANY of my questions/’challenges’ – rhetorical or otherwise is that they always hinge on one or all the following:

      1. My allegedly “rejected” Holy grail (his blessed Yumreeki visa).

      2. My apparent ‘lack of knowledge’ about Murudeshwara statues (as though knowing about them would make Manna rain down from ‘heaven’ and I’d be a very ‘contented’ and ‘well-fed’ man EVER AFTER!

      3. My alleged stay in Saudi (living on his Sasuraal’s property – Aadu Jeevitham – as he calls it)

      4. My alleged ‘Beedi’ business.

      5. And oh… just forget about the name-calling. That lovely 24 carat die-hard habit of his is more common than a dog has fleas!

      Sigh! No way, man! I didn’t come to ‘redeem’ mankind and ‘Rampa-kind’. I didn’t come for anybody’s ‘salvation’ or interrogation or education! So, who am I (Praveena Pinto or Chimto) to change things. I mean, I simply can’t change things or people (not to say I have the least bit of inclination) who are wantonly designed to be exactly who and what they are!

      Rampa kush
      Praveena Kush
      So, Jai Rampa Ki πŸ™‚

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