Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sanjay Dutt

Yes, Sanjay Dutt has got 6 yrs in Jail. Considering the tough stand that the court has taken in other cases, the verdict probably reflects the best possible solution to the ethical dilemma of the case.

Here was a public figure who has left an impeccable record after the event, the event itself a response to the prevailing situation at that time. Yes, the man admits he committed a mistake. But the fact of the matter remains that the case is that of criminal conspiracy. Justice has been served in its own merit. Whether the larger picture is considered (in terms of setting an example to other high profile people or the fact of him having lead a reformed life) is a mere footnote in the argument. For example it would never be known what role Sanjay’s presence served in the entire terror network.

6 yrs, he has already spent 16 months in jail and would most likely not do the full sentence with probation a strong possibility.

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