Friday, 8 May 2015

Judicial indifference killed Salman Khan's bodyguard Ravindra Patil -- key witness & complainant

May be we have been taught a lie all along. May be honesty is not the best policy after all.
Look at what happened to constable Ravinder Patil just because he was honest. The night Salman Khan ran over the people on that pavement, it was Patil who filed the initial complaint. While every other witness turned hostile under pressure or threats, it was Patil who continued to hold his ground, just because truth was on his side.
But what did Patil gain out of it except more pressure from Salman Khan's lawyers and even alleged harassment from within the police force.
During the course of the trial, Patil had to go into hiding as he feared for his own safety. In 2006 he was arrested for failing to appear as a witness and in the same year he was sacked from the police force - all because he was an honest man who stood for the truth.
He was found on the streets of Mumbai in 2007 with advanced TB because his family had deserted him, who knows why?
When he died later that year, nobody from his family even came to claim his body. Till his last breath Patil kept repeating the same thing - that Salman Khan was drunk that night and that it was indeed him who ran his car over the men on that pavement.
We wonder why even 'Being Human' did not help Patil out? Was he not a 'Human Being'?

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