NEW DELHI — The bail given to Bollywood star Salman Khan has given the impression that VIPs and the rich can avoid jail with "best legal aid", former police officer Kiran Bedi said on Friday.
General impression gone down in Salman's Case is if u r a VIP/Celebrity/Privileged/Rich and u can access best legal-aid,you can avoid jail— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) May 8, 2015
Salman's case confirms that where BENCH and BAR want speed they deliver.Then why don't they resolve to correct the system?They know it all— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) May 8, 2015
Only dynamic leadership in Bench &Bar will initiate Court Functioning in existing circumstances. Delays in processes serve vested interests— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) May 9, 2015
On Wednesday, a lower court in Mumbai sentenced Salman to five years in prison for running over a man sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai. Just hours later, the Bombay High Court gave the actor two-day interim bail.
On Friday, the high court suspended the sentence itself.