Sunday, 9 June 2013

An incentive to terror accused!

To be liberal to an accused is an indirect way of promoting crimes. In fact those indulging in such a liberal move should be supposed to be criminals only in the eyes of the Law. The State Government led by Akhilesh Yadav as its Chief Minister recommended withdrawal of cases against terror accused in 2007 serial blasts in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad which claimed the life of 16 persons injuring 60 others. This he did as a sheer political move as per his party’s promise given during the last elections in the State. A public interest litigation filed by some lawyers disputed such a decision in the court of law. The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court has taken the cognizance of the issue and has posted it for the consideration by a full bench. It is note worthy that a case of the type like this was already decided by the Court in the past rejecting the Chief Minister’s initiative in the matter. Poll promises are generally a matter of personal interest of the individuals and the parties concerned and, if voted to power, they should not be allowed to condone or pardon the criminals as it can in no way be termed as lawful an action, rather it is blatant violation of the Law. Life of 16 persons and those seriously injured numbering 60 in the serial blast is much more important than the personal interest of some individual or any political party.

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