The winner in the story of slow-cum-steady tortoise and fast-cum-proud rabbit turned out to be an even slower Mumbai session court, who, after a decade's chase, found the hit and run rabbit guilty.Kudos. We hail it as victory of justice system and rightly so.
Where as all of us feel that privileged give the justice system a long chase and often subvert it to their comfort, in this particular case I beg to differ. I say this with utmost honesty but with a right to deny it (in case I happen to fall in wrong side of law), that I have known people who have done such acts ( of killing people in drunk drive etc), and have gotten away with it.As far as I know( with a right to refuse it), it costed far less than you would think!
It seems Salman turned out to be too visible to get advantage of the system.
Apparently in India the middle level of power and middle level of richness is the sweet spot. This is the place where you get your FIRs corrected or decimated without a noise.
Being a brother of let's say DSP or a powerful inspector, a distant third cousin of an MLA, a local level leader's brother, or a status like such are the exact blind spot of justice system.
The law is one for very rich and famous, and poor. Law is absent for upper level of middle class or lower level of upper class.
( disclaimer- I am not supporting Salman here!
CLAIMER- It's all fiction ( wink)