Who rescued Anant?
The editorial The state of disarray (November 20), has given the correct perspective on the kidnapping industry, especially in states like UP and Bihar.india Updated: Nov 21, 2006 02:16 IST
The editorial The state of disarray (November 20), has given the correct perspective on the kidnapping industry, especially in states like UP and Bihar. Now that three-year-old Anant is back and the culprits arrested, the police should lose no time in completing the investigative process. A fast-track court should look into the case as soon as possible. Only this will send out a strong message against such misadventures.
Ashok Kumar Ghosh
Anant Gupta has safely returned home. But the curiosity of the media over the minutest of details of the case and the over-enthusiasm of the police in holding press conferences is bizarre. It might even end up complicating the prosecution’s case. Our criminal law, particularly the Evidence Act, provides ample scope for the acquittal of the accused persons if there is even the slightest contradiction in evidence.
Different versions on Anant Gupta’s rescue are appearing, especially on the quantum of ransom and the police role in his release. To get the facts right, the matter should be investigated by the CBI.
Adopt a tough policy
Apropos of Madhur Singh’s report Asian giants to talk shop, trade trust (November 20), India should make China sit up on the Tibet issue. Only then will it give up its claim on Arunachal Pradesh.
Crown of thorns
Maoist leader Prachanda made a good point at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit when he said that democracy must benefit the masses and not a few. The feudal order in Nepal brought little cheer to the masses. The Maoists are thus right in wanting an end to monarchy.
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