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The Public Reacts to the Incident

The Letter T- The Public Reacts

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Each day, the channel demarked aspects of the case mentioned for the discussion.  Included in the panel were personalities in the fields of law and order, the law fraternity, women, and the activist groups that played critical roles in bringing the murder case to the public domain from where it was allowed to die and perish. 

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Continues from the previous scene posted here

The Cempolil murder case took another round of uprising and another edge in the public domain as the visual, print and online media unleashed panel discussions, features and posts on the circumstances surrounding the Special Team’s submission of the Charge Sheet in the Trial Court.

Channel 36 TV station included a daily discussion on their feature programme ‘Media Mirror’ with the title, ‘The Public Mind.’ How the public reacts to the various aspects of the progress, the case focused on the elements of the ST’s Charge Sheet, including the replacement of the old investigation team by the new special investigation team and how it coursed through in determining the destiny of the case.  

Has the second team progressed in the right direction, or has it skewed the genuine progress and case course?  Whether the public doubts any foul play in the case of the second investigation team.  Has it genuinely purposed its effort in doing justice to the unfortunate woman who got brutally murdered, or was it deviated from its path towards favouring the real murderers and denying justice to the murdered?  Has the second investigation team shown laxity in questioning the victim’s mother?  Was it fitting or intentional, and what was the purpose behind providing her with the blood money and police protection?

Each day, the channel demarked aspects of the case mentioned for the discussion.  Included in the panel were personalities in the fields of law and order, the law fraternity, women, and the activist groups that played critical roles in bringing the murder case to the public domain from where it was allowed to die and perish. 

Arjun got an invitation to participate in the discussion on the first day-- was reluctant to accept it.  Two reasons bothered him.  First, he didn’t want to create enemies in the force more than he already had by doing his job honestly and meticulously.  Second, he wasn’t sure whether he was violating any legal procedure by disclosing the facts he knew about the case.  In high profile cases, his opinion was that media involvement had gone overboard in several instances. 

But the media stand was that it has a critical role in informing the public about the ins and outs of the criminal investigation and the legal course.  It was their responsibility, especially in the political, economic, communal, gender and other aspects to derail the truth and make the real victims take the bitter pill of not feeling justice served to them. 



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