Senior Indian criminal laywer Majid Memon today said actor Sanjay Dutt’s sentencing in the blasts case shows that everybody is equal before law.
“Celebrity status is no consideration in the eyes of law. Justice is blind folded and this appears to have been established,” Memon, who had represented many of the 1993 Mumbai blast accused in the TADA court in 1990s, told PTI.
“People were under the impression that the learned Judge P D Kode would grant Sanjay the benefit under Probation of Offender’s Act because of widespread campaign in Dutt’s favour by his family, well wishers and admirers but it did not happen,” he said.
“Whether the final findings of the trial court are ultimately sustainable or not, it must be said that people have started now believing that our criminal justice system treats a mason and a millionaire alike,” Memon said.