CBI court has termed the Harish salve representing poorly paid convent cook in sister Abhaya case as fascinatingly Bizarre
In the judgment in the Sister Abhaya murder case, the Special CBI Court has termed it ‘fascinatingly bizarre’ that one of the witnesses in the case, the poorly paid convent cook Achamma, had carried out ‘highly expensive litigation’ in far away New Delhi to challenge the constitutional validity of narco-analysis test.
The Court described it as a “fascinatingly bizarre” fact as she did not deny the prosecution suggestion that Senior Advocate Harish Salve, “arguably India’s greatest living lawyer”, appeared for her. She conceded that her litigation had been financed by the convent and that she was not aware of its nitty-gritty.
“…there is the fascinatingly bizarre fact that PW11, Achamma the poorly paid cook in St.Pius X Convent Hostel approachedt he Hon’ble Supreme Court of India against the constitutional validity of the Narco Analysis examination and carried out highly expensive litigation in far a way New Delhi
When the prosecution suggested that her counsel before the Hon’ble Apex Court had been none other than Sri. Harish Salve, arguably India’s greatest living lawyer, she did not deny it. Further, she conceded that her litigation had been financed by the convent and that she was not aware of its nitty-gritty,” 299-page judgment delivered by Special CBI Judge K Sanilkumar notes.
During the cross examination, CBI prosecutor Navas had asked Achamma if she knew Harish Salve, who takes lakhs as fees, had appeared in the petition filed by her against the move to conduct narco-analysis and brainmapping test on her.”I don’t know the names of lawyers. I don’t know anything”, she replied.