December 1, 2006Public Policy

What’s that they say about justice delayed?

Life under trial

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

In December 1988 a troop of junior division air wing NCC cadets camping in Salem, Tamil Nadu, were horrified to hear that a cricketing hero had been arrested for murder, well, culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ as it turned out. (That was also the week MGR died).

At least one of them is horrified to hear that the same cricketing hero, now a TV celebrity and (therefore) a member of parliament, has only now been convicted of the offence. By the High Court of Punjab and Haryana.

Almost two decades later. And there is still the Supreme Court to go.



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