Bollywood bad-boy case misses point

2015-05-21 06:00

THE case of Bollywood “bad boy” Salman Khan on a charge of reckless motoring resulting in a fatality and several injuries, brought about a strange riposte from his defence team — people shouldn’t sleep on pavements.

That the driver was inebriated is lost in this case, and the fact that his drunken state caused him to enter into a space, where, even if no one was sleeping on the pavement, the point that the vehicle was in a non-driving zone has been overlooked.

Defending the rich and famous (Oscar Pistorius), denies victims and next of kin the right to a fair outcome of a trial.

The poor fine slapped on the thespian is another example of bias, and chances are that the famous Dabanngg­ star will go scot-free — with a probable judicial request to pay “blood money”.


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