Some seem to get very quick court hearing and also very special treatment. For example:
* A court heard and extended former Union minister P. Chidambaram’s arrest for weeks.
* The same minister got relief of weeks in questioning by the Enforcement Directorate.
* Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi could get a Supreme Court hearing to question why the IT department was reopening a tax assessment, citing likely fraud. They get special permission for appearing in court, easily get bail, easily get court hearing.
* Lalu Prasad Yadav, while he cannot contest elections due to criminal conviction, easily got bail.
So we wonder if there cases merit special treatment or are they special, or could there be something else? Sadly, writers have got arrested for expressing their freedom of speech and they are in jails for months. Crores of Sabarimala devotees have to wait for a court hearing.
Get us wondering…
- 21 Dec 2018