Sodhi, a real partisan of Sikhs
The senior Supreme Court lawyer, H S Phoolka had started spearheading the legal battle of the Sikh carnage in 1984 and despite after 32 years, he failed to bring justice for the Sikhs. Moreover, the lawyer did not win even a single case in the battle.
He has played up with the emotions of the 1984 riot affected families who have shown their faith on Phoolka but he let down the trust of the affected families.
On the other hand, Justice RS Sodhi is the lawyer who boldly fought against the erring 47 cops of UP Police. The cops killed 10 Sikh youth in fake encounter and posed them the militants. Sodhi, a brave lawyer and a real well-wisher of Sikh community fought till the end and successfully convinced the court to give a verdict of life imprisonment for all.
Austere Sodhi and Rich Phoolka
Sodhi had started his legal battle in 1991 and he actually followed the case properly. The entire Sikh community credited the justice to Sodhi who has an austere lifestyle. Sodhi is living in a simple house and owns an old Fiat car.
He fought for justice free of cost and he did not charge for the other petty expenses from the families of Sikh youth who were killed in fake encounter.
On the other hand, Phoolka who has not fought only riot cases raised himself from rags to riches. The legal journey started from a cycle now ended at Mercedes Bens, Innova and two other SUV cars. Moreover, the lawyer has crores of assets. He made residential and commercial property along with the huge investments in stock market.
Phoolka deliberately delayed the cases for money, Sodhi fought genuinely
Phoolka has political ambitions and moreover, he wanted to get fame. He always gave his statements to media after the hearings. On the other hand, Sodhi silently fought the legal battle and successfully brought justice to the families of innocent Sikh youth who were encountered by UP police. The special CBI court awarded sentence to 47 cops for life term.