ABHA SINGH Se­nior Lawyer fight­ing against Sal­man in the hit-and-run case

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Sal­man spend­ing two nights in jail was just a trailer of his long im­pris­on­ment. The chinkara case was com­pro­mised from day one with the ev­i­dences not con­nected prop­erly. But in the black­buck case, there is an In­ves­ti­ga­tion Of­fi­cer (IO). The foren­sic depart­ment of Hyderabad has clearly shown that the car­cass found be­longed to the same black­buck which was killed. So this time, the foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the Hyderabad lab­o­ra­tory is per­fect. It’s un­likely that the Ra­jasthan High Court will let him go scot free. Although I do feel five years im­pris­on­ment for the black­buck case is a lit­tle harsh. Since he has vi­o­lated The Wildlife Pro­tec­tion Act, he should serve a sen­tence of min­i­mum two years. So the High Court can, at the max­i­mum, re­duce the pun­ish­ment. But like the chinkara case, he will not be ab­solved as the mat­ter is sub ju­dice in the Supreme Court. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer (IO) has done a bet­ter job in the sec­ond case. So Sal­man doesn’t have an ad­van­tage this time, like he did with a shoddy in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the chinkara killing. I don’t know Sal­man per­son­ally but I have seen him in court. He has all the right peo­ple at the right places, work­ing for him. Baba Sid­dique works as his per­sonal staff and I have seen him run­ning around for him. But it is his fa­ther who man­ages ev­ery­thing. Sal­man just comes and there are peo­ple around him to guard his in­ter­ests. My im­pres­sion is that most of the time, he doesn’t even know what is go­ing on. He is to­tally into the make-be­lieve world. When the fiveyears or­der was given in the hit-an­drun case, he started cry­ing in court and he told the judge ‘you are my god, you can de­cide any­thing’. Be­ing Hu­man was also floated for an im­age makeover. And the in­dus­try, who is al­ways up in arms for him, is look­ing only at his com­mer­cial suc­cess. For them, their com­mer­cial in­ter­ests are prior to their other in­ter­ests.

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