Jessica lal journalistic opinion

Jessica lal journalistic opinion

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates. Subsequently, in Februaryit was announced that all 32 would be facing charges for perjury.

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This appeared to show that witnesses had been bribed and coerced into retracting their initial testimony. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, the conviction rate in India in for murder was Let's add to the placard that if you support this you can join us at India Gate.

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The High Court has analysed all the evidence and arrived at the correct conclusion. Already the travesty of justice had been front-page news; a judge letting go the man, Manu Sharma, son of a Haryana Congress minister, who had shot Jessica in a crowded nightclub, surrounded by witnesses, because she refused to serve him a drink after the bar had shut. Sharma was charged with murder, destruction of evidence and other offences, while Khanna, Gill and Yadav faced lesser charges, including destruction of evidence, conspiracy and harbouring a suspect. Manu Sharma himself was the son of Venod Sharma, who at the time of the shooting was a former minister of the national government and by the time of the subsequent trial was a minister in the Haryana state government. Yadav was the son of another state politician, D. Khare , a former Chief Justice of India, implicitly criticized the trial judge, saying that it should have been an "open and shut" case and that Sometimes when the police, the prosecution and the lawyers all have connections with the criminals, the judge should be slightly proactive. Manocha, for turning hostile. It seemed clear that the well-meaning outrage would ultimately vent itself in editorials and the matter would end there.

The murder weapon was not recovered and was thought to have been passed on to a friend who had been visiting from the US and who may subsequently have returned there.

State of Haryana, 4 SCC to establish his case.

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Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi and ballistic expert P. My colleagues and I felt very strongly that there had to be some way to address an injustice which summed up in so many ways the collapse of a system. The prosecution had been affected by 32 of their witnesses becoming "hostile". Too often, during the course of a lengthy trial, prosecution witnesses begin to think it is easier and more convenient, and sometimes even more profitable, to lie under oath than to tell the truth. Yet, with the police in the dock as culpable for the botch-up and faced with fabricated evidence, there was no way this case could have a different verdict. How the intersection of many factors - power, wealth, pliable investigators, judicial delays had all collectively contributed to a verdict which, as a newspaper headline said, meant that no one killed Jessica. Pre-order your copy on Amazon now. Mostly the judiciary is depended on the evidence provided by the investigative agencies, but now when the situation is so bad, the judges have to wake up, be proactive and find the truth. We would be on air with this at 6 p. Manocha, for turning hostile. Remember, this was the era BT Before Twitter , all of us dinosaurs communicated via SMS-es and that seemed the fastest way to gather a critical mass of people in the shortest possible time. We would have to do more than just vent our angst.

Even when they have a personal stake, witnesses often succumb to bribery or intimidation and turn hostile. Too often, during the course of a lengthy trial, prosecution witnesses begin to think it is easier and more convenient, and sometimes even more profitable, to lie under oath than to tell the truth.

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