Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron… contd…

So Im still obsessed with Jaane Bhi Do Yaron. And tonight I solved another mystery (atleast it was a mystery to me). In the movie, as editor Shobha, Sudhir and Vinod return from Tarneja’s aborted attempt to kill them with a time bomb, Ahuja calls Shobha and tells her to turn on the television. As the TV starts, the opening sequence goes like the newsreader saying:

Aaj nyayadheesh Lentle ke aitehaasik faisle ki desh bhar me sarahna kee gayi. Iske pashcyhaat mukhya mantri Antulay ne mukhya mantri pad se istifa de diya

The question that bothered me for long was, what is she talking about? Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron is a movie where not a single word is superfluous (as they say, in interpretation of statues). And, being a law student, the name Antulay automatically got me interested! Like I thought, there is indeed a link, one that I discovered tonight.

Apparently the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, A. R. Anutlay was allegedly ‘convincing’ builders to make contributions to some Indira Gandhi Pratishthan Trust (whatever that was!!!) in return for cement quotas (whatever they are, or were, supposed to be!!!).

See the link … a hypothetical collapsed bridge scenario (built by a corrupt builder with little respect for life) merged with real life cement distribution scam…touch.

(Now if only someone could help me in locating this Justice Lentle and this landmark judgment).

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