Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Expose on BMW case- posted on CNN-IBN website

The expose shows the deep malaise that has enveloped the Indian society at large. If you have money and influence, you can literally "get away with murder". In this particular case, two of the topmost lawyears of Delhi have been shown to collude to save a rich man's brat. If they seem to have been prepared to buy the last remaining witness for Rs 2 crores, I wonder how much was spent to get all the other witness "turn hostile", and how much did the lawyers get as their "fees". And of course, nothing is expected out of this expose ultimately. The defence lawyer will definitely wiggle out of the mess by skillfully exploiting the "loopholes" of the law, and proving the "fabrication" and "inadmissibility' of the "doctored" video evidence. Kulkarni would be called "unreliable" and "blackmailing" so and so, as he is aleady being dubbed by both the two lawyears involved. In a civilised democratic society, the two attorneys would have both got immediate suspension from the bar, and Kulkarni would have been given state protection and later perhaps some kind of commendation. In India today one does not expect either to happen.

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