Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan files caveat in Supreme Court

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court urging it to grant him a hearing before passing any order on Maharashtra government's appeal in the 2002 accident case.

File photo of Salman Khan outside a Mumbai court. PTI

File photo of Salman Khan outside a Mumbai court. PTI

The Maharashtra government has already moved the apex court challenging Bombay High Court's order acquitting Salman in the hit-and-run case, in which one person was killed and four others were injured.

Salman's plea was admitted in the apex court earlier this week.

Salman Khan was found guilty by the sessions court on 6 May, 2015 and convicted for, among others, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and sentenced to five years in jail.

However, on 10 December, 2015, the Bombay High Court acquitted him of all charges and quashed the lower court verdict.

On 22 January, the Maharashtra government moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court verdict. The special leave petition (SLP) contained 47 grounds to assail the high court's verdict and sought restoration of the trial court's decision. The petition filed through state's standing counsel Nishant Katneshwarkar said that among the errors committed by the High Court was non-consideration of evidence of complainant Ravindra Patil, former police bodyguard of Salman, in its "proper perspective".

With inputs from PTI and IANS


Updated Date: Jan 28, 2016 15:08 PM

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