Tuesday, October 17, 2006

CBI's crowning achievement

The justice system in India is so shoddy that it is considered a great achievement when the CBI closes a case in 10 years and 10 months. The famous Priyadarshini Mattoo case is not over yet. Santosh Singh will now appeal in the Supreme Court and woo politicians and bureaucrats alike to be aquitted of the charges. All of this despite having genetic evidence linking him to the rape and murder of the above mentioned. The case was sensational because the accused is the son of a senior police officer, and justice cranked away because of constant pressure from media and other groups. Imagine the thousands of similar cases that just fall through the big gaping holes in the justice system. All of this is the legacy left behind by the adamantly stupid socialist regime of the dynastic rule of the Nehru family (Tullock calls them a monarchy of sorts) who run the country aground with stupid policies. I am not saying any single party is responsible for liberalization. But 16 years since liberalization we are still a very poor country with goat herd's trails for roads even in big cities like Bangalore, and a murder case with clear evidence takes 10 years to be closed.
Congratulations
to the untiring officers at CBI who think their job is done!!

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