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President Kalam promises necessary action in Jessica Lal case

March 07, 2006 00:52 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam Monday promised to take all "necessary action" in the wake of public outrage over the acquittal of all the accused in the Jessica Lal murder case.

He conveyed this to a delegation of NDTV journalists led by the channel's chief editor Prannoy Roy who submitted a petition to him from over 2,00,000of its viewers requesting a re-trial in the sensational murder case.

"I will study the petition and take necessary action. This is my promise," the President told them after a 20-minute meeting during which he took a copy of the CD and read some of the messages, including e-mails from the channel's viewers.

"It does not get higher than this. By receiving the petition, he has sent a strong message both to the system and the nation that he is willing to listen when justice is not done," Roy said after the meeting.

The four-member delegation also impressed on the President that the acquittals in the case "exemplified many problems with the legal system", Roy said.

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Sub: Jessica Case

I think thisi s the first time we r getting news that the case is taken B'se of People reaction. I think this could be ...

Posted by seetharama murthy

Sub: Jessica case - Pronnoy's initiative

It is indeed nice to see and feel the change in the society. Pronnoy Roy's initiative and Kalaam Saheb's commitment is laudable. May this lead ...

Posted by sivaram

Sub: Jessica Lal

Pranoy - hats off to you and your team in your efforts to collect feedback for viewers and forwarding the same to the president. I ...

Posted by Rajeeb Banerjee

Sub: YEH !...Let the Trial Begin!

Some good news after all...but still feel that its too early to say anything about it!...We want action not words...and if we have to save ...

Posted by Ameya Bhagwat

Sub: Can the President do anything?

It is a shame that it takes the president of this nation to "promise" to do something about a case. Shame on our legal system. ...

Posted by Akhilesh



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