Pink, No one killed Jessica, Talwar, Madaari, Jolly LLB 1 and 2. Have you figured out the common stage these movies share? Tabling the truth, which is disfigured to the core. The justice, which is out of the reach for a common man. It is believed that the films in Bollywood are considered to be the real depiction of the Indian society, representing the masses on a smaller scale, and that’s the reason why these movies are being made so frequently. And sometimes, these truths are mutilated, doctored and tampered by the same people who had sworn the oath to protect the common people of this country, the police.
Time and again, these protectors of the truth, guardian of the people, saviour of the masses, falls on the fault lines. Time and again, these people who have the liability to protect the right of the common people had kept them away from the same for their own interest. Time and again, these people who sworn into work without under pressure by anyone had failed to respect that oath. Time and again, questions were raised on their working style. Time and again, the court has questioned their role in cases. Time and again, the police remain at the receiving end of questioning for their work.
The latest addition to the story which further raises the questions on the police department is the acquittal of 11 accused who were involved in gang-rapping a student of Amity University in 2009 in Noida. Acquitting those involve in the case, the judge questions the role of the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case, Anil Samaniya, for his improper investigation. The judge further added, “It appears to be a case of false implication of the accused persons at the hands of the IO.”
The case dates back to 5th January 2009, when the girl and her male friend were returning in their car when they were forcibly stopped by 11 youths brandishing cricket bats. She alleged that when they stopped their car, the accused got in and drove it around Garhi Chaukhandi village in Noida and raped her one by one.
This is not the first time the questions were raised on Anil Samaniya. He is the same IO who had investigated the whodunit murder mystery of Aarushi Talwar, who was murdered on the night of 15-16 May 2008. The case aroused public interest and received heavy media coverage. The sensational media coverage, which included salacious allegations against Aarushi and the suspects, was criticised by many as a trial by media.
While citing his judgment, the court finds Anil Samaniya for tampering the evidence from the crime spot and hampering the investigation. The court further stated that the lapses on the part of the IO left many threads of investigation “untied”, making conviction of the nine men – Shrikant, Sudhir, Pushpinder, Gautam, Little, Shashikant, Sanjay, Anil and Omkar alias Sharad – “impossible”.
This further raises the questions on the role of police, hampering the investigation for their own benefits on lives of the innocent people which expects justice from the same vultures.
BY: Ananya Pandit