Thursday, 28 March 2013

Letter to H.E. The President of India for Pardon to Sanjay Dutt



                                                                                              March 28,2013
1.      H.E. The President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi.

2.      H.E. The Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi.

3.      H.E. The Home Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi.

Your Excellency,
Re: Pardon to Sanjay Dutt

      You would be aware that Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced by Hon’ble the Supreme Court to 5 years imprisonment.  By this letter I am appealing to you to grant pardon to him under Article 72 of the Constitution of India. In this connection I wish to state as follows:

The legal position:
The power of the President to pardon etc is contained in Article 72 of the Constitution which states:

“The President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence”

The leading case on the power of the President/Governor to grant pardon etc is the Constitutional Bench Judgment of the Supreme Court in Maru Ram vs. Union of India AIR 1980 SC 2147. It has been observed therein

“Considerations for exercise of power under Articles 72/161 may be myriad and their occasions protean, and are left to the appropriate Government, but no consideration nor occasion can be wholly irrelevant, irrational, discriminatory or mala fide. Only in these rare cases will the court examine the exercise”.

  In Kehar Singh vs. Union of India AIR 1989 SC 653, the Supreme Court observed that the judicial power and the power to pardon are totally different. The power of pardon cannot ordinarily be subjected to judicial review except on very narrow grounds mentioned in Maru Ram’s Case.

From a reading of these Constitutional Bench Judgments, the following principles   can be derived:

(a)  The power of pardon can be exercised for various reasons e.g. humanitarian considerations, and is not limited to the public good. This needs to be emphasized since it has been stated by some persons on TV Channels that the power of pardon can only be exercised for the public good. The Supreme Court observation in Maru Ram’s case that “Considerations for exercise of power under Article 72/161 may be myriad” is a complete reply to those who say that this power can only be exercised for the public good and for no other reason.

(b)  However, as observed in Maru Ram’s case, this power cannot be exercised for irrelevant, irrational, discriminatory or malafide considerations.

(c)    The court cannot sit as a court of appeal over the order of the President/Governor granting pardon. The scope of judicial review of such an order is extremely limited, and can be exercised only in rare cases when the court finds that such an order was malafide, arbitrary or discriminatory.

Maru Ram’s case and Kehar Singh’s case are Constitutional Bench judgments, i.e. judgments of 5 Judge Benches, and hence anything said to the contrary in judgments of smaller benches of the Supreme Court will not be good law.

  Keeping in mind the above legal position we may consider Sanjay Dutt’s case.

The facts of Sanjay Dutt’s Case
Before coming to Sanjay Dutt’s case certain objections by some people may be replied to.

It has been stated that the law has to be the same for everybody. This is no doubt true, but the facts may be different in different cases. We have therefore to see the facts of Sanjay Dutt’s case, and then consider whether he should be granted pardon.
            It is then alleged that Sanjay Dutt is a celebrity, and granting him pardon will send a wrong message. In my opinion Sanjay should not be granted pardon merely because he is a celebrity. At the same time he should not put to disadvantage merely because he is a celebrity. If he deserves pardon, he should not be denied it just because he is celebrity.

In paragraph 70 of the Supreme Court judgment it has been observed: “In the case of Sanjay Dutt, the Designated Court took a view on the basis of his own confession that the weapons were not acquired for any terrorist activity but they were acquired for self-defence, therefore, acquittal was recorded in respect of the charge under Section 5 of TADA. We fully agree with the same”

            The Supreme Court has held that Sanjay Dutt was not involved in the 1993 bomb blasts, and he is not a terrorist. The only charge on which Sanjay Dutt has been found guilty is the charge of having in his possession a prohibited weapon. However, regarding this charge the Supreme Court has observed that Sanjay Dutt was keeping the weapon not for terrorist activity but for self defence. This being the verdict of the Supreme Court it has be accepted.

            Of course possession of such a weapon without a licence is illegal, and therefore the Supreme Court was bound to give minimum punishment of 5 years imprisonment mentioned in Section 25 (1A) of the Arms Act. I am therefore not questioning the Supreme Court verdict.

            However, judicial proceedings are different from the pardon proceedings. As held in Kehar Singh’s case (Supra), the considerations in the two proceedings are different. For instance, in judicial proceedings, the court has no discretion to award lesser punishment than the minimum prescribed by law. But in pardon proceeding the President/Governor can grant pardon even if the person convicted has not served the minimum punishment, as in Nanavati’s case. The power to grant pardon is a Constitutional power, and no constitutional provision can be curtailed or controlled by an ordinary statute.

 Now the question is whether pardon should be granted to Sanjay Dutt or not.

 In my opinion pardon should be granted for the following reasons:
(i)                He has already undergone 18 months imprisonment.

(ii)              After his release on bail after undergoing 18 months imprisonment it took him 5 or 6 years to restore his damaged career. During this 5 or 6 years he was often ostracized by people as he had the brand of a terrorist on himself. He did not get film offers as producers thought that the film may remain incomplete if he is sent to jail midway. He could not get bank loans. He had to take permission of the court for foreign shooting every time he wanted to go abroad.. He had to undergo various other tribulations and indignities during this 20 year period.

(iii)            Sanjay Dutt has got married, and they have two small children.

(iv)            During this 20 years period when the case was going on there is no allegation that he did anything wrong, rather he did good social work.
Considering all these factors I am of the definite opinion  that Sanjay Dutt should be granted pardon

Had he not undergone imprisonment for a single day and not faced so many hardships for the last 20 years I would not have appealed for his pardon. But in my respectful opinion he has substantially undergone the punishment. He may not have remained in prison for 5 years but he has undergone sufferings which is substantially equivalent to that.

 I am reminded of the famous speech of Portia in Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ that justice should be tempered with mercy.  In my opinion we should take the approach of Portia rather than that of Shylock who wanted a pound of flesh.
  
 I am clarifying that I am not appealing that Sanjay Dutt should be pardoned because he is a celebrity. I am also appealing for pardon to Zaibunnasa Kazi, co –accused who is not a celebrity. I have in the past appealed for pardon for many person who were not celebrities e.g.  Gopal Dal, Sarabjeet Singh, Khalil Chisthy, etc.

I therefore appeal to you to pardon Sanjay Dutt under Article 72 of the Constitution. I mention that Article 72 does not state who should send the appeal. Hence even if Sanjay Dutt has not sent an appeal I am entitled to send such an appeal.
            I conclude by quoting a shlocka of Brahaspati:
“Kevalam shaastram aashritya na kartavyo hi nirnayah
Yuktiheeney vichaare tu, dharmahaani prajaayate”
which means
“The decision should not be given merely by following the letter of the law
For if the decision is inappropriate injustice will follow”

            With regards,

                                                                                    Yours faithfully,

                                                                                  (Markandey Katju) 
                                   

90 comments:

  1. Being a commoner I strongly condemn Justice Katju's appeal for pardon to Mr. Sanjay Dutt.I would like to state that Justice Katju is appealing for pardon for a person who was in contact with those responsible for the 93 blasts and moreover aquired illegal and unlicensed weapons from them. I think that Justice katju is forgetting the fact that Sanjay Dutt's father being an MP from the ruling party must have been capable enough to protect his family by getting police protection. Had Sanjay been a law abiding citizen at that point of time then instead of aquiring an automatic rifle from a traitor he would have preferred to inform the police about this.Moreover,Justice Katju should not forget that he has just been convicted for arms act and not under TADA which is again a boon for Sanjay Dutt.Instead of fighting for people like Sanjay Dutt, it would be better if Justice Katju fights for those who really need his support.

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    1. Mr Katju

      Please mark copies of the same mail to Secretary General of the UN, President of United States, Prime Minister of UK etc etc, and consider that as part of your quota of shooting out mails to all for sundry matters.

      While arguing for Sanju baba Mr Katju, lists down "facts"
      3rd para says "It is alleged that Sanjay is a celebrity ...."
      Is it a fact or an allegation against Sanju baba ?

      Mr Katju goes on to explain, how Sanju baba went through difficult time to get back to movies, as producers were "scared" to sign up with him.
      Our producers have so much faith in our juduiciary system that they signed up with Sanju baba, because the case would take more than 20 years, and then ex-judiciary people would appeal for pardon.
      Sanju baba's difficult time is over now.
      he has become a role model and and what seems like an expensive wrist watch company has signed with him as a brand ambassador, and their baseline is "Be a part of legacy"
      Wonder if the owner of the company is Haneef Kadawala or Abu Salem.

      Mr Katju can you please let us know what social work did he do in the last few years ?
      He has not done anything wrong in last 20 years ?

      Mr Katju, since you must be busy writing so many letters everyday to all and sundry, you may have missed this incident, where Sanju baba was accused of having discussions with Chota Shakeel.
      http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2003-03-07/india/27271676_1_dutt-and-three-chhota-shakeel-pakistan-based-gangster

      I would urge Katju to write similar appeals for Sallu bhai, Saifu and Fardeen khan who face criminal cases.

      Katju saab I will also write to PM, President, I & B Minister, Law minister to check on duties and responsibilities of Chairman of Press council.
      What is the job description of Chairman of Press council ?
      Does he / she have enough work for the day so that they dont start shooting out so many mails every day ?

      Are you doing this in your official capaicty of Chairman of Press council ? Are you using office stationary (Paper, Secretary typing out such useless correspondence, postal mailing charges etc)

      I am also writing to Law minister to revoke your decisions as a judge, KYUN KE AAP KE DIMAG MEIN LOCHA HUYELA HAI.
      Dont know if this a recent development or this is a manufacturing fault ? and it was just overlooked due to the proximity to Nehru family ?







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    2. I have done a KATJU on Katju himself.
      I have sent a mail to the Press council Office bearers.
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      Dear Sir,

      Under the information act, I want to know following :

      1.Mr.Katju has been alleged to have sent out mails to a lot of officials asking for pardon for One Sanjay dutt, a criminal convicted by the Supreme Court of India.
      Is Mr Katju doing this in his personal capacity or as a chairman of Press council ?

      2.If he is doing this in his personal capacity is he (mis)using the facilities of Press Council of India for his personal work ?
      I cant imagine he would type such long letters by himself.
      Is he using office stationery ?
      His mails that get sent to President, Prime Minisiter, Governers etc who pays for the mailing charges ?
      Is this not a misuse of a taxpayers money ?

      Please let me know

      cc Mr. katju

      PS Mr Katju i dont know if you ever get any reply to all the mails that you sent to all these officials, but I am expecting a reply

      anand tilak

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      I have sent this to following mail IDs.
      Please feel free to send same mail to these mail IDs

      pcibpp@gmail.com,
      pcibppds@gmail.com,
      pcibppadmin@gmail.com,
      pcimeetings@gmail.com,
      pcibppcomplaint@gmail.com,
      pcibpplevy@gmail.com,
      pcibpplib@gmail.com,
      pcibppeditorial@gmail.com,
      pcibppaccount@gmail.com,
      pcibpphindi@gmail.com

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    3. Just happened to watch NDTV interview of one alleged retired judge mr katju and subramaniam swamy.
      Circuit (Katju has now become new circuit becoming a CHAMCHA of Sanjay dutt) kept referring to para 70 of judgement by Supreme court that it said Sanjay Dutt was not a terrorist and he carried the weapons only for self protection.
      Circuit bhai, if you want to follow what Supreme court has said, why dont you follow it in totality ?
      Why are you being selective in following the judgement ?

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  2. Being a commoner I strongly condemn Justice Katju's appeal for pardon to Mr. Sanjay Dutt.I would like to state that Justice Katju is appealing for pardon for a person who was in contact with those responsible for the 93 blasts and moreover aquired illegal and unlicensed weapons from them. I think that Justice katju is forgetting the fact that Sanjay Dutt's father being an MP from the ruling party must have been capable enough to protect his family by getting police protection. Had Sanjay been a law abiding citizen at that point of time then instead of aquiring an automatic rifle from a traitor he would have preferred to inform the police about this.Moreover,Justice Katju should not forget that he has just been convicted for arms act and not under TADA which is again a boon for Sanjay Dutt.Instead of fighting for people like Sanjay Dutt, it would be better if Justice Katju fights for those who really need his support.

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  3. ये बात अब अच्छी तरह समझ में आती है की क्यूँ सांप्रदायिक, भ्रष्ट और सामंती शक्तियां और उनके अज्ञानी समर्थक जस्टिस काटजू का भरपूर और बात-बेबात पर विरोध करते हैं। ऐसा हमेशा हुआ है, इतिहास गवाह है। कम से कम उन आम देशवासियों को समझना चाहिए की कौन उनके पक्छ में है और कौन उनका इस्तेमाल कर रहा है, क्यूंकि बहुत अफ़सोस होता है जब आम जनता में से कुछ लोग सोशल मीडिया पर जस्टिस काटजू जैसे लोगों के बारे में भद्दी बातें लिखते हैं। देश को जस्टिस काटजू जैसे लोगों की बहुत ज़रुरत है पर ऐसे लोग "विलुप्त होती प्रजाति" के सामान बहुत कम रह गए हैं।

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  4. Dear Katju ji,
    In your previous blog you convicted Narendra Modi-ji for 2002 riots even though there is no proof, no court has held him criminal.

    SIT monitored by SC has given him a clean-chit, due to a decade of witch-hunt against Modi-ji people have a wrong image of Modi-ji. Unfortunately you also accused him, that is not fair on your part.

    Going by your own ideology, please post a news article or a blog to pardon Modi-ji and ask other people also to pardon him.

    Why I think Modi-ji should be pardoned by secular media and ex-congress people like yourself -
    1. He is not held guilty by any law in India
    2. He has suffered a lot in these 10 years, he couldn't go to US/Europe
    3. His carrier went down and he had to work hard to revive it
    4. He spread message of shri Vivekananda and shri Vallabh Bhai Patel
    5. There are lot of eminent lawyers, cricketers, film stars, business men who support him
    6. His way of repenting is a bit different, you can observe that there is not a single incident of communal violence after 2002, even though Gujarat always was a communally sensitive state.

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    1. This comment should be like a slap on the face for Justice Katju. Sorry to say that. Though I don't approve or support Mr Modi. I don't support the double standards and Hypocracy of Justice Katju's views.

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    2. There is certainly lot said and written about Modi-ji, which I'll leave to people's own judgement.
      The comparison of Modi(who is not guilty in any indian court) to Sanjay Dutt (who is proved guilty), was simply to expose psuedo-seculars like Katju, Teesta and thousands of NGOs who work on Congress payroll

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  5. What a shame.....I feel very bad that once this man was judge in Supreme Court...I can understand now what kind of verdicts he had given in all cases...Shame Shame Shame....Ek Machali puri nadi (Supreme Court) ko ganda kar rahi hai !!!

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  6. Sir,

    I don't agree that he has suffered more or less as compared to the other convicts.

    He has been released on bail since 20 years, he got married twice and has three children, has made more than 100 films since 1993 earned riches enjoyed his life and after being found guilty of an act of carrying illegal weapons which even police didn't have.

    I think its unfair on the part of the victims who have suffered the most.

    Going beyond what the court has pronounced morally logically and applying basic intellect there is no one in this country who can say that Sanjay Dutt was unknowingly in contact with people who were planning for the deadliest act of terror after independence on our country.

    Any nationalist or a like minded person having even an iota of doubt would have either refused to help the perpetrator or could have informed the police having kept the identity anonymous.

    Knowing from a person of your intellect i have no doubts on the merits of pardon but at the same time we need to be equally answerable to our conscience and moral judgement.

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  7. Dear Mr. Katju - your point (iv) under "The facts of the case" is wrong. Sanjay has been in touch with underworld and the transcript / audio is out in the public domain. For this single point, the mumbai police needs to register a FIR against him (dont know why they are not doing that). If you have any conscience, you should withdraw this pardon request and if president is fair, he should reject this request.

    If nothing of that sort happens, then Swamy will take care!

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  8. Seems Diggi and Katju learnt in the same School.

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  9. "He had to take permission of the court for foreign shooting every time he wanted to go abroad" - My god! now thats totally unfair !!! (sarcasm)

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  10. sent to J Katju who tried to ignore that Judge was already benevolent as clear cut case of prosecuting under TADA act.
    From: navien maxwell
    Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM
    Subject: ammunition including 25 hand granades thrown on poors in Machhimar Jhoparpatti being recd by Sanjay Dutt(33 then and educated in best schools thus exposed to law reading regularly newspapers) in full active discussion as per enclosed confessions in
    To: markandey katju


    Dear Justice Katju,
    Mostrespectfully may I request to please peruse to pray Political Heads for challenging Tada acquittal of A-117:
    quotes from SC judgment in appeal no 555 0f 2012.

    Quote"The Confessional Statement of Samir Ahmed Hingora (A-53):
    He made a confession that on 15.1.1993, Anis Ibrahim
    Kaskar had telephoned him stating that the appellant (A-41) and
    Salim would bring one vehicle loaded with weapons, and that he was
    to make arrangements for the off-loading and handing over of some
    weapons to Sanjay Dutt (A-117), and that thereafter, some weapons
    would be taken back by them for distribution to other persons. Since
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    his partner Haneef was not in office, he took them to his hohis partner Haneef was not in office, he took them to his house.
    Haneef talked to Anis Ibrahim Kaskar (AA) in Dubai over the
    telephone, and expressed his unwillingness to carry out his
    instructions. However, upon the request of Salim, he (A-53) agreed
    to take him to Sanjay Dutt’s house while he was talking to Anis
    Ibrahim Kaskar over the telephone about the said weapons. Sanjay
    Dutt hugged Salim and asked him to come the next day with the
    weapons.
    The next day, he (A-53) went to his office and met Salim
    and the appellant (A-41) and then reached the house of Sanjay Dutt
    (A-117). Sanjay Dutt asked his driver Mohd. to remove all the
    vehicles from the garage, and the appellant (A-41) then parked his
    Maruti van there and asked for a spanner and screw driver. Sanjay
    Dutt (A-117) asked Mohd. to bring the tool kit from his car and give
    it to the appellant (A-41). Salim wrapped three AK 56 rifles and
    some magazines in a bed sheet as per the request of Sanjay Dutt
    (A-117), and Salim also gave Sanjay Dutt 20-25 hand grenades
    which were put in a black coloured bag along with other
    ammunition.
    10. Confessional statement of Manzoor Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed (A-89):
    He confessed that he had a blue coloured Maruti 800 bearing
    No. M.P.23 B-9264. On 22nd/23rd January, 1993, in the evening,
    Salim contacted him over the telephone and called him to his office
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    at Santacruz. After reaching there he took him (A-89), to the office
    of the appellant (A-41) at Monaz Builders and Builders, S.V. Road,
    Andheri, Opposite the Post Office. He introduced (A-89) to the
    appellant (A-41), and gave the key of his car to the appellant (A-41)
    and after about half an hour the appellant (A-41) came back and
    parked the said car outside the office, and gave the key to Salim and
    told him that he had kept the bag of weapons in the car. When Salim
    and (A-89) entered the car, he (A-41) saw that a black bag
    containing weapons, was kept on the rear seat of the car."unquote

    High regards,
    Navien Maxwell and Sita Kak

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  11. Ref inappropriate appeal for Pardon dtd 28/3/13,by Retd Justice Katju ignoring ammunition including 25 hand granades thrown on poors in Machhimar Jhoparpatti being recd by Sanjay Dutt(33 then and educated in best schools thus exposed to law reading regularly newspapers) in full active discussion as per enclosed confessions in
    Dear Mr President/Mr Prime Minister/Mr Home Minister
    Mostrespectfully ,I have to bring on record that 2 fit cases of life imprisonment has been benevolently turned into few years of detention by Hon'ble Supreme Court.In full knowledge of handgranades recorded as under by SC ,Justice Katju is belittling SC by saying Self-defence when Dutts already had 3 licences of weapons.
    Begum Kaji receives ammunitions twice in 8 days,after checking the bag,both times being told that they will be used in Bombay blasts.Retracted statement when taken under TADA act with due procedure giving 48 hrs of time is still admissible.Justice Katju misleading President and PM by writing "a Prohibited weapon"while Sanjay Dutt kept handgranades which were later barbarically thown on SCHEDULED CASTES of Machhimar colony.If educated men of 34 years could not understand 25 handgranades brought by gangsters to Mumbai and accepts those on phone call by Annes Ibrahim Kaskar,brother of Dawwod,only J Katju can recommend him pardon to become political executive soon.
    In case of Bugum Zaibunissa Anwar Kazi,who received handgranades etc with due checking by her twice in 8 days with full declaration of purpose of use in Bombay blasts,Life sentence is a fit case and CBI must be advised to file Curative petition for greater punishment to her.
    J Katju is doing OB van politics like Arvind Kejriwal by taking only cases which will bring him media attention.Letters of mine citing relevant confessions recorded in SC Judgments is chosen to be ignored by J Katju.Which is similarly unfortunate as he rushed to appeal to Governor ,who does not have powers in Arms Act.Now writing to President and to feign his ignorance of law sending copies to PM and HM and not to Governor.On lighter note,J Katju is danger to employment of similar politician practicing appeasement like Digvijay Singh.
    Letters written to J Katju follow with the request to dismiss him from salaried post for misleading President and PM by selective citations and causing instability in state by belittling SC sitting in salaried position and hurting sentiments of majority community thus demanding the impossible to cause rift between 2 communities.
    high regards,
    Navien Maxwell
    28/3/13

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  12. Respected Sir

    Hat's Off sir...
    Please help me to fight against misuse of 498 A.

    Shajahan asanaru Kunju kerala(kollam)

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    1. No Hat off please, the glare of sun reflected from your bald head is blinding me. I will publish a letter on this blog and send it to President and Governor of Kerala (since there is a dispute about jurisdiction) after studying your case in detail in two days and that will help you fight against misuse of 498A. But, mind it, I only do it in deserving cases. Put the Hat Back on, I can't write in this glare.

      Yours - Mark

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  13. Respected Justice Katju Ji, I strongly endorse and support your appeal to His Excellency President of India.

    1. When a person like Guru can appeal and even against death penalty and can live for a decade than a citizen like Sri Sanjay Dutt or Zaibunnasa Kazi, have all the case to request for pardon.
    2. Persons like Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar & Constitution writers kept the required provision to help judiciary where it's hands are tight roped and in spite of all sympathy, they are bound to announce the minimum sentence and that is Article 72 of our constitution.

    3. A person like you, who always fought for poorest poor and I quote your one Judgment in case no 1182/2011 which brought whole country in scanner and attacked Land Mafia, if putting the facts, certainly, constitutional authorities shall examine it on the facts and shall not simply keep it pending or denying the Pardon.

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  14. here is 20 yers hardship for you Mr. Katju

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP7tFkwoupc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDs8P4sh8Ow

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  15. Sir,

    President dispensed with use of "His Excellency" last year. Being PCI Chairman, do you read newspapers.

    I read in Indian Express that despite Sanjay Dutt saying that he does not want pardon, you have said that you will still go for it and his wish is immaterial. Then, who is the really for? For your popularity?

    Justice should be tempered with mercy. But Justice should not be 'tampered with' in name of mercy.

    Aap kuch batein hi bar bar bolkar bore karte ho. Jaise pehle log sanjay dutt ki movie ke bare mei publish karte toh problem thi ki "vidarbha ke farmer" ke bare mei itna roya ki bechara tumhara rona sunkar mar gaya. Phir beech mei sab jagah "feudalism" ki bat aa gayi. Ab shakespeare aur shylock ka rona laga rakha hai.

    Manav ho kuch toh sharm karo
    Jao Virochit Karm karo

    Help the poor with the money saved by you. Establish some old age homes for the poor. Teach children and even if you teach 1000 of them you have served your country. All this non sense about sanjay dutt, fedualism, 'media ka raja banao mujhe' would do no service to humanity.

    Please show some sense at least at this age.

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  16. Sir,

    The convict does not want pardon.

    The convict's family has not applied for it (they may apply and it is their right)

    The convict's lawyer and those who are close to him have not applied for it.

    The people don't want it as the law should be same for everyone.

    The only person who is hankering for it is YOU, a person who claims he does not know Sanjay Dutt, has not watched his movies (but knows 'Gandhigiri of Munnabhai' :) Pakade gaye naa Justice Smarty Pants)and is not his fan (seems you are his only fan).

    What does this show about YOU? Conviction, no. Attention Deficiency Syndrome, yes.

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  18. Use of His Excellency!! You are weak in Law we all know and now we know how good your GK is!!

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  19. What happened to your farmer's issue? For an individual criminal you have devoted too much space in your blog and print and electronic media. Dutt was in possession of many weapons and should have been punished for every single weapon separately! What is your take on this?

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    1. My take James is that you are not aware of SD's past. His forefathers were farmers in Vidarbha. In fact, he is the only son of Vidarbha to have made so far. You need proof - silly, haven't you seen Mother India where Sunil Dutt was a farmer. So SD is in fact a farmer. My farmer's issue is still alive and the whole blog now is dedicated to it.

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    2. James are you 007 or .007 or 1/007 or 1/.007? Sorry my maths is little weak.

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    3. Katju will indeed agree with such reasoning :) You beautifully summed up the entire episode!

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  20. My take James is that you are not aware of SD's past. His forefathers were farmers in Vidarbha. In fact, he is the only son of Vidarbha to have made so far. You need proof - silly, haven't you seen Mother India where Sunil Dutt was a farmer. So SD is in fact a farmer. My farmer's issue is still alive and the whole blog now is dedicated to it.

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  21. Your letter teaches law to the President and then begs for mercy. You think the President is an idiot? Can he not think these things for himself?

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  25. Mr Katju,till recently I have been an admirer of yours and I have always defended your views and still do on all matters that you have advocated before like press regulation, caste control etc. but after this Sanjay Dutt facade, I have come to know about your desire to selectively pick up cases to remain in lime light. Any ways, the grounds you have mentioned for grant of pardon to Sanjay Dutt are by all means cannot be the product of a sane mind. For eg, he has suffered a lot. Now what do you know of suffering? The main suffering that separates a man behind bars and a man released on bail is the inability to move around freely, earn a livelihood and making love with the beloved women at one's will (of course with other partner's consent and wish). Now, in between his release from jail 20 years ago and the recent decision, he has been moving freely in the country, has been abroad (even after the suffering a lot because of asking for visas in your eyes), done 100 films, earned crores of rupees, attended a lot of parties, drank a lot of liquor, wore a lot a fancy costumes and dresses (not jail uniform) and most importantly married twice thus enjoying sexual intercourse with his wives (other than God knows how many girlfriends) and reproduced children. I know it is a lot of suffering in your opinion.
    Now, coming to the 'revival of the spirit of Gandhi'. Now, you have contradicted your own point. Is the so called 'spirit of Gandhi' so weak and bleak in nature and content so as to require a commercial movie for its revival? If yes, then why does such spirit of Gandhi need to be revived if it is fundamentally so weak? If no, then how could Sanjay Dutt be any helpful in its revival? Even if for one second I agree with you that his move Lage Raho Munnabhai helped in the spread of message of truth and non-violence, then why aren't you taking cognizance of movies like 'Khalnayak','Vaastav','Hathyar','Musafir','Agneepath' etc. where he played the character of a murderer, a don, a mafia, a crimial or in plain words, a typical movie villain ? Has it helped the public interest in any way ? I do not know whether the so called 'spirit of Gandhi' has ever been spread or not, but newspaper reports do confirm that the method of cheating in the examination hall used by Sanjay Dutt's character in 'Munnabhai MBBS' has been replicated by many students throughout the country and many people have been caught doing that. Having said all that, I want to confirm that I am not writing this because I dislike Sanjay Dutt or like you said, want 'a pound of flesh'. As a citizen of India, I will be neither happy nor sad if he is granted pardon however, as a Sanjay Dutt fan, I will be happy to be seeing many other movies of him. What actually concerns me is the fact that what compelled you to suddenly advocate a wrong cause out of the blue which neither concerns any 'aam aadmi' nor serves any public good.

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  26. Respected sir, if you ask for pardon for this great actor who committed the crime at the age of 33 who had 2AK47, 400 Rounds of amunitions and other bombs etc; you claim he suffered a lot and seek pardon for him, who spend only 18 months in jail. Similarly please seek pardon for 3 Rajiv Gandhi killers accused please because if a 33 year old adult had so much of ammunition can be pardoned a person who supplied two batteries is given death penalty. Is it fair sir, he spent all his adult age in jail and still you have not spoken for these people.

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  27. Ratio decidendi of Sanjay Dutt's case: Even if one is caught with hundreds of AK 56's one will be charged only for one single offence under the Arms Act. So terrorists and law breakers rejoice! And then Katju will always be there to help you getting pardon.

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  28. http://www.beingcynical.com/2013/03/sanjay-dutt-and-joker.html

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  29. http://tehelka.com/how-the-star-escaped-tada/
    257 people were reduced to a heap of mangled limbs and charred torsos.
    AUTHORS :ASHISH KHETAN
    HARINDER BAWEJA
    2007-03-24 ,

    Maria told Sanjay to tell his father the truth, and Sanjay conceded that he had been in possession of an assault rifle and some ammunition that he had got from Anees Ibrahim. Sunil Dutt wanted to know the reason why. He was not prepared for the answer: “Because I have Muslim blood in my veins. I could not bear what was happening in the city.” A crestfallen Sunil Dutt left the police headquarters. It was a moment almost worse than the shock of the previous day.

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  30. Why are you so interested in freeing criminals? Why don't you do your job as PCI chairman to cleanup the dishonesty, falling standards, lies, double standards in the media?

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  31. Hope Babasaheb was alive to see the fate of people who are part of judiciary and hell bent to use law to help high and mighty and be their saviour. Sir Katju, aap asli hero ho iis desh ke...

    Poor Aravind, your fasting is not valuable here, had you been a celebrity, probably your petition to give a life away from corruption/price-rise would have been endorsed by other high & mighty of society.

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  32. Undoubtedly, I am a big fan of Sanjay Dutt, but justice cant be denied like this. We know he has gone through alot of emotional distress in last 20 years but 5 years of incarceration is worth it. Had Sanjay been proved terrorist, he would have surely gone for life term. So, in my opinion 5 years is worth it. Positively, he will not face any problem afterwards.

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  33. ABE BUDDHE PAGAL HO GYA HAI KYA


    BUDDA SATHIYA GYA HAI, ISE PAGAL KHANE MEIN PHENK KE AAO

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  34. I dont know much about this old person. He must be some big shot in his life time.. what i need to say is that who the hell doesnt know about the involvement of Sanjay Dutt in the case.

    Mr. Katju, go better get some interesting subject to come in limelight. This will really be injustice if it in case happens..

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  35. Dear Justice Katju

    I have immense Respect for you a Retired Supreme Court Judge and now the chairman of Press Council of India. I have heard through many that one of your greatest contribution to Indian Judicial System is the "Mimansa Principle of Law" which you brought back as a tool to interpretation of law which normally courts, lawyers do not use. Sir given your background as SC Judge, PCI Chief ; some one who is deeply connected to Indian Culture, i respect you. But off late my your judgement are getting off target; are rather surprising. You recently wrote 2 articles One on Mr Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM ; 2ndly Pardon Pleas for Sanjay Dutt ; Zebunissa Kazi in 1993 Bombay Blast Case. Though i have reservations about your opinion but since your a free individual and is entitled to it. I have read your above articles and hence would point out some starling contradictions; facts for your humble consideration.

    1) As Soon as the Sanjay Dutt judgement came you within 48 Hours fired a Letter to Governor seeking pardon for him under Art 161 of Constitution while later realising after few days that your letter to Governor was inherently wrong per se

    2) You were pointed by an esteemed lawyer on TV that it was under Article 72 of Constitution a pardon for Dutt could lie before President Of India as under 7th Schedule of Constitution, Union List, Entry 5 "Arms, Ammunitions &; Explosives" are Union Subject; and Arms Act, 1959 being central subject the Pardon could be dealt by President under Art 72 & 73 of Constitution

    3) What was so hurry grave to fire a pardon to Governor without realising the exact provisions and stating ground like Good Parents, Gandhigiri etc and again firing a letter to president for pardon for Dutt

    4) Grounds of Gandhigir Good Parents included in pardon petition before governor were later missing in 2nd Pardon sought before President as these arguments were very shallow and did not fit the bill for pardon of Mr Dutt

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  36. 5) You say Mr Dutt suffered a lot in last 20 years, emotionally, mentally, ostracized by producers, has served 16 months in prison and hence should be pardoned. But how come has he suffered, he has done movies, attended parties, travelled abroad, lived in luxury, fame, name, even did campaigning in politics for SP. He got married and has kids. Is this suffering? and if it is then Poor man on Pavement will be thinking he is a Billionaire right.

    6) You said its stated in Judgement arms were acquired for Self defence purposes. But he already had 3 licensed arms, must have had fathers MP's security provided by GOI; Mumbai Police. Why did he acquire 20 Hand Grenades, 3 Ak 56, 250 Rounds of Bullets. Tomorrow if mistakenly someone is given arm for self defence by a terrorist, will he be pardoned. You say he was foolish to accept it at the age of 33

    7) You Quote Shylock & other shlokas, plead mercy now what do you want a "pound of flesh", have some mercy. Justice Katju without going into merits of the case he was given concession as no TADA was pressed by CBI, then SC given his conduct gave bare Minimum of 5 years as stated in judgement and as any Citizen of India, serving a Sentence for Conviction of Crime is not Pound of Flesh

    8) You say he has reformed as a Human Being. As per the tapes leaked by ANI; Outlook even after 7 years of being facing trial going to Jail once, Mr Dutt was still on contact with Criminals, there are conversations available which reveals he was never apologetic. Till date he has not regretted to people about his links with main conspirators of Bombay Blast 1993

    9) You state sanjay dutt should not be punished coz he is a celebrity. It was because he was a celebrity, that his late father approached many influential politicians to get him out on bail, while many other prisoners languished in jailed and even today there are numerous undertrials in jail whose's trial has not begun. It is because of his political links that many pol parties are backing his pardon

    10) Sir its worth Highlighting in Maru Ram vs Union of India- (Which u rely on) it is stated “Pardon, using this expression in the amplest connotation, ordains fair exercise, as we have indicated above. Political vendetta or party favouratism cannot but be interlopers in this area. The order which is the product of extraneous or mala fide factors will vitiate the exercise. . While constitutional power is beyond challenge, its actual exercise may still be vulnerable. Likewise, capricious criteria will void the exercise

    11) The above point clear states he belongs to highly politically influential family adding your campaign to it has lead to heated debate in india which has nothing but harmed his reputation more, now people have seen ; read about his links, tapes ; acts which otherwise was hidden or burried under the dust of time. This is the reason he came on TV ; said please stop debating i dont want pardon. Then sir its time you should on paid news, media ethics which are far more dangerous to democracy than the case of sanjay Dutt

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  37. This was about Dutt case and lets see what the relevant authorities decide i will not prejudge it. But assuming that ur arguments for pardon, reformation are taken on face value i would like to point out double standards when it comes to modi. I know both the cases not similar but still for hypothetically lets look at your stand

    1) Sanjay Dutt is pronounced Convicted of a Criminal Offence but You Seek Pardon ; Modi who is has been given clean chit by SIT constituted by SC is Guilty for you. Double standards ?

    2) Modi has no FIR or Charge against him in any court of law for dereliction of his duty in the state of Gujarat

    3) SIT says Modi asked for help from 3 Cong States but refused, called army within 24 Hrs, made proper efforts to to curb the riots. rather it points many there players like Cong, teesta, bhatt ; NGO's created, fabricated evidence before Court to frame modi. It has been exposed in SIT report

    4) You Highlight 2002 as one sided massacre that muslims were targeted, but as stated by Mos Home  UPA govt says 790 muslims, 254 Hindus dies while 233 Missing in RS. You don't pick the cases of Hashimpura where 57 Muslims Killed, 1984 Riots where 3.5 K Sikhs killed in Delhi with No Justice, Nellie Massacre to name a few. Why selective targeting of one CM.

    5) Modi did reformative acts to bring harmonisation to otherwise a communal state since decades, he has made sure no riots takes place in 10 years of his rule even after Bomb Blast in Ahmedabad in 2007;He has done sadbhavna mission to bring peace to Gujarat.

    6) He has also been ostracized vilified by his opponents, media NGO's who ran a malicious campaign not only in India but also abroad like Wharton to stop him. Even he has suffered a lot. But you dont see that.

    7) He spreads the message of Swami Vivekananda, Vallabhai Patel, says My secularism is India First;All caste, creed, religion immaterial we are Indians first. Is that wrong sir ?

    8) Modi has given the Development to state, 10% Agricultural growth, 24 * 7 Power, Drip Irrigation, Solar Power, Female Literacy has Increased, School Dropout Down, etc, Highways. He has developed Gujarat when India has slowed down. If this is not inclusive development what is.

    9) In recent Assembly Polls he Modi's BJP polled 33% of Muslim Votes, in latest Municipal Polls in Sallya Area of (Jamnagar) a 90% Muslim Dominated area, he gave tickets to muslims and all 24 Ppl (muslims) out of 27 seats won on his tickets because he built roads, electricity ; sanitation to a an area known for smuggling activities in past.

    10) Even in the Sachhar Committie Report, it is stated that Muslims are most better of than any other state in India whether UP, Bihar, or Bengal. Even Madani of Deoband on Headlines Today accepted the said fact that Muslims in Gujarat are now happy & want development.

    11) You Criticised him on Malnutrition, that ppl are languishing as per CAG report on Malnutrition, Gujarat is the Best in Performance with Mal Nutrition down from 70% 2005 to 35 % in 2011.

    12) You said he is hitler, ppl should not vote him etc. But hasn't he been elected thrice by People of Gujarat with thumping Majority, dont you think that a former SC Judge u should respect the verdict of the people in democracy, as preamble says "Its by the People, For The people ; Of the People". He is not authoritarian but rather profession, asking for performance by bureaucrats and no red tapism. But unfortunately majority wont understand as we are used to colonial era of babugiri. The ppl of Gujarat ; the world respects him for it.

    Sir, after comparing the Dutt Case ; Modi facts, i would like to call on you that Modi bashing has become a cottage industry and i hope a learned ; intellectual person like who has occupied a post in the Highest Court of India should not Hold a democratically elected CM Guilty; Convicted Celebrity to be pardoned. Let the law prevail equal for Both

    Hope you dont find anything offensive respect my opinion. If anything hurts you my apologies to that extent

    Regards:

    An Indian

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  39. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot







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  40. In reply to Shri Shah Jahan Asanar Kunju comment above:

    "No Hat off please, the glare of sun reflected from your bald head is blinding me. I will publish a letter on this blog and send it to President and Governor of Kerala (since there is a dispute about jurisdiction) after studying your case in detail in two days and that will help you fight against misuse of 498A. But, mind it, I only do it in deserving cases. Put the Hat Back on, I can't write in this glare.

    Yours - Mark"

    All sorts of criminals are writing to me for pardon now and I welcome them all with open arms. You see our entire civilisation is one of migrants from other areas and it is built on tolerance. So, releasing criminals is just one of the manifestations of the rich Hindi-Urdu culture that we have developed. Also, our society is feudal in nature and going towards modernity. So there is no need for you all to get angry about my humble prayer to the President - this is just the way things are in a feudal society where feudal lords protect each other's turf. Anyways, I am going to Narnia for some time because 90% Indians are stupid.

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  41. NO MORE COMMENTS I AM PISSED OFF WITH ALL THIS CRITICISM. I AM GOING TO NARNIA AS I CANNOT ANYMORE BEAR THIS PERSECUTION IN INDIA. ANYWAYS I WAS MENTALLY ALWAYS IN NARNIA.

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  42. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  43. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  44. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  45. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  46. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  47. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  48. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  49. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  50. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  51. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  52. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  53. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  54. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  55. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  56. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  57. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  58. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  59. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  60. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  61. It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  62. So now to save Sanjay Dutt, you are pardoning another terrorist. One wrong to support another wrong.
    From your definition Sanjay wasn't a terrorist, but this other lady has been convicted under TADA. Atleast have some shame now !!
    So what if she is 70 now, when the crime was committed she was 50 and aware of what she was doing.
    Going by your logic, anyone who is 50 can commit any terror activity, coz court cases take decades and nobody should be punished after so many years...

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  63. This man should be sent to mental asylum without further delay. Day-in day-out he is insulting Indians in the name of caste, religion ...

    Instead of telling 90% people are idiots because they follow astrology, god-men he should ask the government to abolish religion and caste altogether. No! he will not do it. Otherwise good-for-nothings like him will never get a chance to higher posts.

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    1. your 100 % correct, Markandey Katju is Mad person.

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  65. Dear Mr. Katju,
    Law books your experience and verdict which you have given till date is on question now.
    I respect your position not your views.
    Dear Mr. katju 20 years and still Mumbai Blast Case is not closed, I feel ashamed of still saying I respect law, or Supreme court, Dear sir Supreme court is of course supreme but not the so called supreme authority who is appointed by corrupt politicians.
    Sir I need an answer and yes you owe it as being the sole fighter for Sanjay Dutt. He is an Actor not a real Gandhi. Mr. katju for 20 years and many more years to come relatives of Mumbai blast victims will keep crying what was their fault. Dear katju sanjay dutts' possesion of arms rises a hell lot of questions - why the people who died in blast was not carrying A1-47 and i am sure in those year Sanjay Baba was not at all as famous as Amitabh bachan or as famous as you atleast.
    Dear katju respect yourself and your age and instead fight for making law/court actions faster rather then saving Sanjay.
    Even you know why you are playing this drama.
    If not will you guarantee to get me same short of verdict. the way Sanjay baba got then I promice to eradicate all corroupt politicians.
    Dear Katju delete this comment or share it if you are ashamed.

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  66. Dear Katju I am afraaid If you would have asked for giving pardon to Afjal Guru and ajaml Kasab,
    atleat kasab did not do anything after mumbai blast.
    Where is your brain man,
    how many innocent was punished by you yar.. Shame on you !

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  67. This is a perversion to run after people who are sentenced by court. Why don't you do something about people who are not convicted and sentenced as guilty? Like Sadhvi Pragya who is tortured and is suffering from cancer and is still denied bail? Is your press council afraid that once she comes out the truth of bogus cases will come out?

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  68. sir, i have much respect towards 2 u..but day by day your views are changing alot. why on god's earth you are supporting sanjay dutt i really don't understand. he party's around with goons( dahud ibrahim- so called don) and had played his role in Mumbai blasts. bcoz of his father he came out of the case. you know the things very well then we(common people). and now nowadays it seems like you'r supporting congress very well bcoz you comment only on BJP party. there aren't any comments by you on so called pervert govt. and i note Chairman Press Council of India also has a freedom of speech. plzz just stop campaigning to national congress party

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  69. You are nothing but a pimp of celebrities who can afford to stuff money in your mouth to get your loud mouth going on and on.... I am ashamed that idiots like you reached upto the supreme court judge level..I have now lost respect for these judges if they have people like you amongst them..If you want publicity then go to "Big Boss" and do your drama..don't mess with country's judicial system which gave you bread and butter all these years.. Your face needs to be blackened by Mumbai Blast victims who are witnessing daily debates about sanjay dutt and this terrorist woman Kazi..YOU MORON..

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  70. पागल आदमी ओह हत्यार संजय दत्त को दिए गये थे l क्यों की अगर १९९३ अगर दंगे होते तो हत्यार उपयोग में आने वाले थे l
    संजय दत्त ने वोह हत्यार आत्मरक्षा के लिए नहीं मंगाए थे l उसमे हेंड ग्रिनेड और ए के ४७ थे उनसे कोन आत्मरक्षा करता है क्या ?

    मेरे देश का सबसे बड़ा दुर्भाग्य जिसको आपके जेसा न्यायाधीश मिला l कानून निर्दोष लोगोको बचानेके लिए होता है l लेकिन आप को आतंकवादी को बचा रहे हो l
    मेरे देश से कोई बड़ा नहीं है l ना कानून ना राष्ट्रपति ना पंतप्रधान

    It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the Innocent peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  71. पागल आदमी ओह हत्यार संजय दत्त को दिए गये थे l क्यों की अगर १९९३ अगर दंगे होते तो हत्यार उपयोग में आने वाले थे l
    संजय दत्त ने वोह हत्यार आत्मरक्षा के लिए नहीं मंगाए थे l उसमे हेंड ग्रिनेड और ए के ४७ थे उनसे कोन आत्मरक्षा करता है क्या ?

    मेरे देश का सबसे बड़ा दुर्भाग्य जिसको आपके जेसा न्यायाधीश मिला l कानून निर्दोष लोगोको बचानेके लिए होता है l लेकिन आप को आतंकवादी को बचा रहे हो l
    मेरे देश से कोई बड़ा नहीं है l ना कानून ना राष्ट्रपति ना पंतप्रधान

    It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the Innocent peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  72. पागल आदमी ओह हत्यार संजय दत्त को दिए गये थे l क्यों की अगर १९९३ अगर दंगे होते तो हत्यार उपयोग में आने वाले थे l
    संजय दत्त ने वोह हत्यार आत्मरक्षा के लिए नहीं मंगाए थे l उसमे हेंड ग्रिनेड और ए के ४७ थे उनसे कोन आत्मरक्षा करता है क्या ?

    मेरे देश का सबसे बड़ा दुर्भाग्य जिसको आपके जेसा न्यायाधीश मिला l कानून निर्दोष लोगोको बचानेके लिए होता है l लेकिन आप को आतंकवादी को बचा रहे हो l
    मेरे देश से कोई बड़ा नहीं है l ना कानून ना राष्ट्रपति ना पंतप्रधान

    It seems to be your strong supporter of terrorist organization from Pakistan. Because don’t forget this 1993 blast were planned by ISI chief and they took help of Dauood Ibrahim Kaskar. And Sanjay Dutt was close friend of Dauood Ibrahim. They met in Dubai and Sanjay gave his possible help for Mumbai Bomb Blast. These stories were known by every citizen of our country and you don’t know that it is more shocking and unbelievable. You are not only insulting my country but you are insulting Supreme Court and people of this country.
    It is shameful that you were the Supreme court Judge. I would like to put question in front of you “why don’t you feel the pain of our countryman’s. Someone who lost their families “.
    I lost my village friend in the 1993 Bomb Blast. If anybody kills your family member then only you will feel the real pain.
    Please stop all Non- Sense. Country and Patriotism is more important than our law. Why we create law to protect the Innocent peoples not criminals.
    Vitthal Khot

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  73. Justice Katju, you have given four reasons based on which you're pleading pardon for Sanjay Dutt. But these four reasons - prolonged trial period, have family with small kids, career setback etc are common to most people facing cases in court. They can also apply to many people who are serving their sentence in Jail. If we start issuing pardon, based on these four reasons then we won't be able to punish many criminals and justice cannot be served in our country.

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  74. Katju,

    Dear old man... I can completely understand your desperation being a part of the Press Council of India... and I prefer to draw an inference on your CONGRESSI connection about your such senseless demands. I feel shame that you were the Former Judge of the Apex Court of my beloved nation. And moreover, I feel sad that you have ruined your own image which I once had of you of one of the finest Justice of India.

    You have lost it OLD MAN... get a life and get out of the sycophancy within you!

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  75. Dear Katju,

    Finally got to see some good opinion on Sanjay Dutt's case by veteran actor Nana Patekar https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jr5ayALlV0I. I really RESPECT his opinion.

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