Posted: 10 May 2015 at 2:02am | IP Logged
Originally posted by _Darling_
Originally posted by Kareenafanatic
Prosecution has to prove that Salman was driving, which it hasn't managed to as we saw during the HC appeal. There are too many loopholes for the Court to reach a proper verdict. Now, that is intriguing because the Sessions Court issued a 5-year sentence based on a case that is filled with loopholes in which the Prosecution itself hasn't been able to prove that Salman was driving. It's all sounding whimsical.
Whether Salman is guilty or not, court needs facts and statements that can be backed. In this case, there are none. I'm amazed how the Sessions Court even reached a judgment without reviewing every aspect of the case. The case is riddled with dead ends.
The confusing state of the case makes me think that we'll never see a proper verdict. Prosecution can't prove that Salman was driving and defense is just ripping apart everything the Prosecution states.
Salman being drunk doesn't matter if he's not driving, so that's a non-issue. If Amit Desai keeps up with his form, I won't be surprised if the case if dismissed due to lack of proof. It's only Salman's celebrity status that has dragged the case for so long. It's also that same status that's granting him bail.
The major case for Salman is the one of black buck/chinkara. That's in SC and doesn't have as many loopholes as the hit-and-run case.
1+++ I am shocked at how they gave 5 years as punishment without even proving if he was driving or not.
All this time I thought he was alone in the car as I didn't know the rest of details and then thought may be only the driver was with him. So I thought he was lying when he said he wasn't driving. I just got to knew now so many ppl were in the car. Why haven't others, who were in the car, gotten cases against them because they were also in the car and some were also accused of being driving? Is it because they aren't celebrities, so no one cares or because they weren't drunk?
But this is insane. How Can court decide 5 years as punishment when there are so many contradictory statements over who was driving at the first place!! May be Salman was driving which I believe most likely he was, but we don't know for sure. And, it will be unfair to blame someone without any proof.
It doesn't matter how drunk you are or what you're doing as long as you're not driving. Even if Salman was drunk as hell, if he was not driving - there is no case. And prosecution hasn't been able to prove that he was driving. Negligence from the Sessions Court has resulted in this verdict. I'm pretty sure - unless the Indian penal system is hellbent on making an example out of Salman - there will be no case because nothing can be proven here. Lack of evidence always favors the accused. Salman doesn't have to prove he's innocent. The prosecution has to prove that he was driving, hence, guilty.
Originally posted by MrsSalmanKhan
For black buck case, I think he will have to pay a fine only..
there were other actors involved too.. they just got away by paying fines. right?
Nah. He's already been sentenced to 5 years by Rajasthan High Court for illegal Arms Act.
If the SC declares a verdict, Salman has nowhere to go now. He has to own up. I doubt the Prez would be involved. I think the SC will impose heavy fines on Salman and give him a sentence of 2 years. If they sentence him to 6 months, there will be severe backlash from the media. This upcoming May 28th hearing is more important for Salman than the hit-and-run case.