Is this the first time?

Is this the first time that a politician in India is convicted?

Shibu Soren was today held guilty of involvement in the killing of his private secretary Shashi Nath Jha 12 years ago by a Delhi court in the first such conviction of a Union Minister in a murder case.

Shortly after the verdict, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought his resignation as Coal Minister. When the court ordered that he be taken into judicial custody, Soren pleaded uneasiness and was asked to be taken to AIIMS for check up.

 

Also is it the first time that a celebrity(Sanjay Dutt a.k.a Munnabhai) has been convicted and will actually go to jail?

Judge PD Kode said the actor was guilty of illegally possessing weapons that had been given to him by some of the men accused of carrying out the bomb attacks.

But he added: “I’ve not found him to be a terrorist or destructor.”

The actor’s lawyers then successfully applied for bail to be extended so he could attend to financial and other matters. Dutt has until 19 December to turn himself in to the authorities.

 

May be next in line is Salman Khan?

November 28, 2006 · Ajit · 8 Comments
Posted in: Justice, Politician, Politics, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt

8 Responses

  1. p - November 29, 2006

    Lets hope this will not be the last time 🙂

  2. Polite Indian - November 29, 2006

    p,

    I definitely hope so too.

    I hope this starts a trend of taking to task the celebrities and high profile people accused of wrongdoings.

    But India is strange, lots of people have already started praying for Sanjay Dutt.

  3. p - November 30, 2006

    i wonder why those people on streets in front of camera support Sanjay. Why do people are so eager in condemning the courts and judicial system. are they venting out their frustration in this form.
    Why dont these educated people understand that the court has punished Sanjay and not munnabhai.
    What else these people know about Sanjay?

  4. atlantean - December 2, 2006

    Even Navjot Singh Sidhu has been convicted.

    This is really good. We’ve been having a lot of convictions lately. Are we looking at some sort of change in our judicial system finally?

  5. p - December 2, 2006

    This news in Rediff made me really angry. what the fuck is the money associated with the Tv programs of sidhu. what do rediff want to convey me.

    http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/02sidhu.htm

  6. Polite Indian - December 3, 2006

    Atlantean:
    This is definitely a good sign. I sincerely hope that this conviction of guilty continues regardless of the personal status of the accused. This will go a long way in reducing the high headedness of the celebrities.

    P:
    About the rediff news, I don’t know what their intention was but I was happy reading the news article. This is because in addition to the direct punishment Sidhu will be facing a lot of indirect punishment in terms of monetary loss.
    Sidhu is going to appeal in the superior court anyway, so it will be a while before he gets to see the punishment only after that will this rediff article make any sense.

  7. p - December 3, 2006

    I am very sad to read that news. Common people will take the news in the wrong way and sympathize with the guilty.

  8. Polite Indian | Sunjay Dutt’s Case - A good sign. - July 31, 2007

    […] you do the crime you have to do the time. It seemed in India never can a celebrity be sentenced but seems like times are changing and Sanjay Dutt’s sentencing would cast some fear in the minds of celebrities. […]

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