Witnesses Turning Hostile is Nothing New, says Ex-CBI Chief

Witnesses Turning Hostile is Nothing New, says Ex-CBI Chief

Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2015-12-10 18:24 New Delhi: Former CBI director Joginder Singh on Thursday said witnesses turning hostile by taking money is nothing new while responding to Bollywood super star Salman Khan's acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. “I think this is a country with money, witnesses are turning hostile by taking money is not something new. After Sheena Bora's murder the driver was given lakh and a half rupee to keep his mouth shut the country has the respect for people with lot of money and they encase it. Everybody knows that with money you can turn a person hostile and persuade a person to say anything. Till the time the law does not change it will continue,” Singh told the media. Singh further alleged that the fault lies in the government and not Salman Khan or the court “Court is right at its place but the law has to be changed. Will you stand in the midnight to see while the crime is committed? The fault doesn't lie in the court or in Salman Khan the fault lies in the government,” he added. The Bombay High court today observed that the prosecution failed to establish the case against the actor. (ANI)