Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Law will take its course.

The Story: An alleged early morning ransacking at a Hotel by CM's son.

The CM (26 Oct): "The law will take its course"

The Hotel's GM (28 Oct): "The ransacking has been videotaped on the CCTV" system in the hotel.

Police (17 Nov): Police to close case No evidence found.

  • Has the Law has taken its course?
  • What happened to the CCTV footage?

In a country where cases drag on for years, this one is about to be closed in a matter of weeks. We indeed have an example of a very efficient system here.

So, does law run its course on its own?
It always takes the course given to it be Law Enforcers - and never any other.

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In a country where the law enforcement takes such predicatable (or unpredictable we must say?) route, we have ministers/legislatures busy enacting (Populist) laws which clearly state: No Evidence Necessary to Arrest. Remember 498A and Domestic Violence Act?

Barely a month after DV Act came into force, we have a woman in full public view accusing here husband of leaving her because of a alleged dating allowance at Wipro, and Azim Premji has been summoned !!!. And to top it - no such allowance exists.

Would a petrol/vehicle running allowance automatically mean that you are going to run amock and cause accidents?

Wonder how such a case was even admitted by the court? Actually its no wonder... at all.

So, if a government employee's wife files such a charge - would the Honourable Prime Minister be made to answer? When bureaucrats and govt. officials are caught taking bribes, sleeping at job - should the HRD Minister be summoned?

Common Sense Please.

12 Comments:

At 5:48 AM, Anonymous ekawaaz said...

Good Post its just sad that Women is misusing the law and sumon the Wipro Cheif. This is what I was fearing about this domestic voilence act. More misuse and less useful. Shame....

CM son story wow, this shows how our police is efficient and fast enough to complete all investigation with in weeks time and ready to close the case and on other hand like Ashish post about poor girl of lower caste who has been brutaly raped is still havent recived any justice. Cheers...Shame on....

Indian police...and bloody corrupt politicians..

With YOu For YOU NEVER...

 
At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Rational_human said...

The Law will take its course.

We have heard this too many times and we can easily predict the course it takes very easily when it involves those in power (be it money, religion or politics)

More hilarious is when some politicians are caught red-handed and they declare "I have full faith in the Law of the Land"

We know what they mean by their "faith". They know very well that they are safe from the hands of the law.

You know what, even the great Indian voter keeps offering them the power again no matter what they had done - because the poor voter does not have a choice....

India is great. Indians are even greater. We can live with all these things and we are 'proud' about it.

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Vinayak said...

Some of you must have read in the press that Wipro chief Aziz Premji got sued in the latest spate of 498A cases

http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/nov/23wipro.htm
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=337558&sid=REG

A female filed a 498A on her husband [who was employed by WIPRO] and named Wipro Chief in her complaint alleging WIPRO broke her family !!!

Premji has denied that any dating allowance is ever paid by Wipro
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6180224.stm
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/556309.cms

Now the story seems to be a bIT different when narrated by the husband !!

Was Wipro staffer beaten by wife?
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/576884.cms

I was beaten by my wife: Wipro man
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/I_was_beaten_by_my_wife_Wipro_man/articleshow/575641.cms
or
http://beatenstaffer.notlong.com/

So..... This turns out to be NOTHING BUT PURE BLACKMAIL FROM THE WIFE

An ICON figure, a start performer in the Indian software Industry and Indian who made India Proud around the globe, has been sullied by an irate wife !!

Is this where India is heading to ?

Is this the geneder equality we are all waiting for ?

498A is ONE OF THE MOST MISUSED sections of Law

Why are we NOT SCRAPPING THIS LAW TOTALLY from the Law books ?

What will the developed world think of us ?

Is this Democracy or is it YOUNG WIVES GONE CRAZY ??



Regards
Vinayak

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger Vinayak said...

Some of you must have read in the press that Wipro chief Aziz Premji got sued in the latest spate of 498A cases

http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/nov/23wipro.htm
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=337558&sid=REG

A female filed a 498A on her husband [who was employed by WIPRO] and named Wipro Chief in her complaint alleging WIPRO broke her family !!!

Premji has denied that any dating allowance is ever paid by Wipro
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6180224.stm
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/556309.cms

Now the story seems to be a bIT different when narrated by the husband !!

Was Wipro staffer beaten by wife?
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/576884.cms

I was beaten by my wife: Wipro man
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/I_was_beaten_by_my_wife_Wipro_man/articleshow/575641.cms
or
http://beatenstaffer.notlong.com/

So..... This turns out to be NOTHING BUT PURE BLACKMAIL FROM THE WIFE

An ICON figure, a start performer in the Indian software Industry and Indian who made India Proud around the globe, has been sullied by an irate wife !!

Is this where India is heading to ?

Is this the geneder equality we are all waiting for ?

498A is ONE OF THE MOST MISUSED sections of Law

Why are we NOT SCRAPPING THIS LAW TOTALLY from the Law books ?

What will the developed world think of us ?

Is this Democracy or is it YOUNG WIVES GONE CRAZY ??



Regards
Vinayak

 
At 1:06 AM, Blogger Vin said...

hmm.. this is sad.. this is not just restricted to CM's son... but even at grassrooot this exists... indian police shud be cleaned first .. rest all will follow

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Ashish said...

Same thing happens again and again, unless the police is:
1. Shielded from the influence of politicians
2. Is forced to be more investigative like a true police force.

For cases of misuse of laws, if the police becomes more capable, and there is enough investigation to ensure that misuse is easily independent, then the chances of misuse is easily reduced.

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous silkboard said...

When they say "infrastructure", they forget that law and order systems too are a part of that. It is not just roads, power and airports. An overhaul is due, and if you followed a recent order issues by Supreme Court, a relevant PIL may just do the job.

The funny thing is that when you read foreign press (China vs India comparisons and stuff), our legal system is mentioned as a strong point! Perhaps it is, for large businesses, for legal system right now seems to be all money-money.

 
At 6:11 AM, Anonymous anasuya said...

Hi, just so that we all get a little perspective here: of course the Wipro case is plain silly. But the damage it does is beyond silly, it becomes downright dangerous. When we use cases like this to completely disavow the usefulness of something like the Domestic Violence Act, or 498A, we forget:
1. that all laws are abused in some way or the other - why do we always tend to focus on those related to gender violence to raise an outcry for their removal? Not everyone votes in this country, often there's booth capturing, shall we demand the removal of universal suffrage?
2. There are any where between 35-50 million girls and women missing from our population today... er, yes, that's the population of Karnataka (for anyone who might want to imagine a bomb that wiped us all out overnight). Did that happen because foeticide, infanticide and domestic violence are just illusions created by some hysterical women?

So please, a little perspective here, and a lot more empathy required for those women who may not make the headlines, but who are suffering extraordinary lives of pain. And for anyone who needs a dose of reality, Bengaluru style, just visit the burns ward at Victoria hospital. In March this year, there were over 25 young women lying there; most didn't survive.

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous ekawaaz said...

Hi Buddy,

Just came to check any updates..hope you keeping well will bounce back laters...

 
At 4:09 AM, Blogger How do we know said...

I agree with Anasuya.. a law is not responsible for its misuse. POTA and TADA are examples. These are laws that are required, but cannot be misused.
That said, the victims of legal terrorism anyway have a life that is ruined.

 
At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Hiren said...

The law in this country shows no reason- reminds me of an article- The law is an ass.

 
At 3:39 AM, Blogger Bharati said...

Anusuya
In the same victoria hsopital there are always more men in burns wards.

But then hell let us not argue with each other . Your 25 women plus more women needs justice just as my 5000 men needs justice and the 23000 men driven to sucide every year according to National crime bureau also needs justice .

Per female foeticide when men are not given right to prevent foeticide by law and the child killers are allowed to go scot free in the name of right to kill unborn child then what do you do .SIF guys have complained many times to police to prevent such foeticide but then still the girls and boy child are allowed to die in the name of right to abortion when a women feels uincomfertable about having a child.

Give every one the right to protect an unborn child from being killed including the men.

 

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