This part is rather an attempt to emphasize the stress, frustration, lame-ness and suspense factor that irks us as viewers. A special tribute to the CVs.
*Aksh was at home for lunch. Finally all that interrogation for naught. RSA also failed me. He never told me he had hit Arjun before he arrested him. Especially the arrest that he didn't even file. Hey bhagwaan, aur kitna jhelna padega!! And serves him right for his ullupanti. Ab baitho ghar pe suspend ho kar!!*
While she was thinking all this, her secret informer msged her that there was a video recording that had taken place during the party and it might be helpful in uncovering the truth.
Immediately Aksh go to work. She asked her informer to get more information on who was the videographer and any other related scraps. She prepared the paper work to sub-peona that tape and the videographer who recorded it.
The judges had adjourned the session because it was overwhelming, the amount of abuse of power that the ACP had done. He was effectively suspended and they had asked for both teams to re-organize and get better evidence and witnesses. Well, what was better than the video itself? She called the judges and arranged with them a late meeting of the court. she got permission on such short notice too, since DIG KSA's case was highly publicised and the public were having a field day since the culprit was still at large. There was pressure on the judges, lawyers and the police to get to the bottom of this case ASAP.
Judges Chamber before the session started:
The full defense team, both the judges, the new Lead Investigator for the case appointed by the judges, Sr. Ins. Maangiram, Arjun and Arohi were present there. Aksh had just recieved the video from the videographer who was also present there. She put in the tape and turned on the TV. They watched the whole video, starting from DIG KSA coming home with his guard of honor batallion right up to the point he got shot. Arjun and Arohi were in shock. All the lawyers were confused, shocked, outraged and the list went on. Both the defense and the Prosecution looked at each other and they knew, they finally agreed on one thing in this case: This was a genius videographer who seemed to have magical abilities. Their indignance knew no bounds.
The judges ordered for everyone to file into the court.
Court in session:
JR & JJ for the first time in session together. They were intrigued by this new technology that covered the incident so clearly.
'ORDER ORDER! Settle down folks! In light of the new evidence that has surfaced, we have arranged for this nick of the moment session. Prosecution, take charge'
Aksh: Thank you, your honor! The new evidence, which is a video recording of the party in which DIG KSA was shot, has been submitted to the court. Now I would like to ask some questions of the videographer for obvious reasons.
Judges nodded their permission and the videographer walked into the witness stand. For some reason, he had a camera hanging around his neck even now; He took his oath. "Mein jo bhi kahunga sach kahunga, sach ke siva kuch nahi kahunga aur mein apne zindagi ke har pal ka video saboot bhi dunga"
Aksh: Aapka naam?
Aksh: *puzzled* Pura naam?
Ullu: Ullu CloakBootar
Aksh: *walks closer, thinking maybe she didn't hear him right* Umm...Aap karte kya hai?
Ullu: Ji mein videographer hun.
Aksh: Aur ye video jo court me evidence ke taur par submit hui hai woh aap ne nikali hai?
Ullu: Yes maam.
Aksh: er.. Ullu ji, mere paas jo info mili hai, usse pata chala hai ke aap ki naya technology use karte hai, jisse na ke sirf main event par usse jude har bade chote side events bhi aap shoot kar lete hai! Aap apni iss special talent ko aur deeply explain kijiye please..
Everybody sit up on the edge of their seats. This is the moment everybody was waiting for. The media is clicking away and has mics as close as Mr. Cloakbootar's face. Aksh didn't even look around at the defense to see if they were going to object for deviating from the case, they were as curious too.
Ullu: Ji woh mein.. yahan pe saara media hai. Mein apna trade secret publicly reveal nahi karna chahta.
Before Aksh could say anything to do that, all the media left silently. They were thinking the same that she was. Surely he would have a video of this event too.
Aksh: OK. They are gone. Please continue.
Ullu: Ji. I first get the floorplan of the event venue. I mark all the nooks and corners, any hide-able places such as large wardrobes, doors, windows, curtains etc. I have a list called the Secret Nautanki Gang. I then research the main members of the party, and then based on their history, I mark all possible guests who would get upto something naughty or well evil at the event and put them all on this list. Then I research the characters and history in this list and make my plan of action. What to cover, what not to cover, where to be, when to be, where I can hide, whose reactions I need the most, whose actions I need to hide.
Aksh interrupts, "how do you decide all that?"
Ullu: Well, the priority is to maximise the stress, frustration, lame-ness and suspense factor of the viewer. So based on the event and the history of the people invovled, its easy to figure how to deal with each person.
Aksh: What else do you do?
Ullu: well, my camera is running at all times, so as to not miss any critically lame information. Also, I have atleast 3 days worth of equipment at all times.
Aksh: *Aksh looked at him in surprise* You have them now also?
Ullu: Yes Maam.
Aksh: *All she could see was this guy with his camera. He did not even have a coat on. Just a shirt and cargo pants.* Where? I don't see anything!
Ullu: *Starts unloading from every pocket in his 6-pocketed cargos - extra set of lens, backup batteries, pocket-DVD player, set of blank DVDs, iphone, and just when she thought he was done, he pulled batteries from his cuffs and sleeves, then he removed memory chips from his socks. Her jaw dropped when in the end he pulled out a 10" laptop from inside his shirt and he had set of chargers and connecting cords for all this and a handy-dandy screw-driver.* Here.
For a whole 5 minutes the court stared at all the items that had just seem to have grown out of this guy.
Aksh: *finally regaining her composure and picking her jaw up from the floor* Ok. So you roam around with all this equipment? Everyday? Every minute?
Ullu: Yes Maam, Can I put them back? I don't want them to attract any dust. Electronic stuff you see.
Aksh just nodded still dazed. For so many items, it seemed to disappear in no time. When he was done Aksh continued.
Aksh: So getting back to this case, who hired you?
Ullu: I am not for hire maam. No one hired me.
Aksh: Then why do you do all this?
Ullu: I believe that people have the right to know. Since young age, my parents taught me that we should help others in any way possible. And growing up, I had a flair for all this tech equipment *What boy doesn't?* so I decided to do something I enjoyed and that would help others. So I got into this line.
Aksh: How do you finance all this equipment?
Ullu: Well my first case, it was years ago.
Aksh interrupted, "No details, if I need them, I will watch your videos, get to the point!!"
Ullu: Ok thanks, that would be a long story anyways. Well, every case the victim's family help me and I keep getting all the equipment I need.
Aksh: Ok. back to the case again, so if no one hired you, why were you at DIG KSA's house that night?
Ullu: Well are you kidding? That was the place to be in Chandigarh. The DIG had won an award for the terrorist activity he had dealt with 25 years ago.
Aksh: *opens her mouth to ask 'How do you know that?' but then decides against it. instead* What did you see that night?
Ullu: I can't tell you that.
Aksh: Why not?
Ullu: Well, like I said I have dedicated my life to help others. This case is not solved yet and revealing certain facts would minimize any possibility of stress, frustration, lame-ness and suspense factor of the viewer.
Aksh: *struggles to hide her frustration* But we need to know. Innocent lives are on the line.
Ullu: Yes, but there are some not so innocent lives on the line too. It's not fair to anyone to know things before they are meant to be revealed.
Aksh: *frustrated beyond words now. moving on to anger* WELL, ATLEAST TELL ME WHERE WERE YOU POSITIONED WHEN KSA GOT SHOT?
Ullu: That one was easy. I was first downstairs recording the party. I didn't have to hide for no one noticed me, they were all drinking champagne. Also, from my research I know the reputation of this family. Their disaster-drills are useless. Didn't you see, the victim was being fed water for a gunshot. No one was attempting to stem the flow of blood. Some of them were doing nothing but watching the man bleed. And there was one who seemed to be overly exicted about all that blood and he stuck to the side of the victim while another seemed to have some weird fascination towards the fact that it was a gun-shot wound. I had a rope ladder on the side of the stairs. The moment the old guy went upstairs, I waited to see if this dude *motioning to Arjun* would follow and he did. I looked to see if anybody else were interested in leaving this party and then I went upstairs for some coverage. I had another pipe setup so I can get downstairs in a second. You see I am very light so am able to travel at speeds of light.
Aksh: *glaring at him for all the bak-bak* GET TO THE POINT!!
Ullu: Yes, am getting there.. when the old guy got shot, he was coming towards the stairs. Since I knew he wasn't in his room, I waited behind a curtain near the stairs. Just then I saw the shooter and here was my chance. I switched on my invisibility mode.
*Aksh looks at him quickly, the court room takes in a collective breath. INVISIBILITY MODE!?!?!* Am sorry? What!!!
Ullu: Oh, I totally forgot. Thats the best part. I have a invisibility shield on my clothes. My clothes while made of regular cotton also have wires intertwined. You see this first button on my shirt? Thats the switch for the invisibility mode. When I switch on this mode, I am able to go completely invisible. With it, I can go in and out of anywhere at anytime.
Aksh: *now fuming* And you didn't mention this first because? You wasted so much time of the court giving you social service speech. But wait. If your clothes have wires, how does your head disappear?
Ullu: I have a hidden hoodie on my collar *And out comes an attached hoodie from behind his neck*
Aksh: *head now spinning 1440 degrees* So back to the case *yet again* you saw the shooter and then?
Ullu: Well he shot KSA and I shot all of that.
Aksh: *Walked right up to the witness box looking as thought she would like nothing better than to thump this guy* A guy is being shot dead in front of you, why didn't you try to stop it?
Ullu: *taken aback* Why would I do that? That's not my job. I have sworn my life to make life easier for others. I am not superman to go stop all the crime in the world. My best and only weapon is my camera. You really think I could stop a guy with a gun? And besides the point, my motive is to maximise stress, frustration, lame-ness and suspense factor of the viewer. Why would I stop such a fascinating incident?
Aksh: *shakes her head in indignation. looks at the judges* Judges, while this evidence is related it is quite useless. It is meant to test the stress, frustration, lame-ness and suspense factor of the viewer and is no use as such in our case. We can add it to our evidence-archives and move on with our case. I apologize for raising this false-alarm. So let me make it up by interrogating my next witness, Mr. Arvind Singh Ahluwalia.
Ullu: So I am done right? Can I leave?
Aksh, Judge Jannat, Judge Rosh, Kavya, Arifa, Imtiaz - YES!! PLEASE LEAVE BEFORE WE ARREST YOU FOR GIVING US THE MOST WASTED 30 MINUTES OF OUR LIVES.
And in a flash, the guy went poof.
Judges: Aksh, take a 15 minute break. We all need it. Lets continue with the interrogation after that.
Court in Recess.