Supreme Court accepts Maharashtra Government’s plea challenging Salman’s acquittal in hit-and-run case

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Salman Khan

Salman Khan seems to have made it to the headlines again after the Supreme Court of India admitted the Maharashtra Government’s appeal challenging the Bombay High Court verdict on acquitting the actor in the 2002 hit and run case.

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A recent verdict by the Bombay High Court quashed a five year jail term on Salman Khan after he was found guilty by a sessions court in the 2002 hit and run case at American express Bakery situated in Hill road, Bandra. Early on September 28, 2002, a purportedly inebriated Salman Khan lost control and ran his Toyota Land Cruiser over a bunch of pavement dwellers in Bandra, Mumbai. The hit-and-run mishap left one person killed and four others injured.

Salman Khan hit-and-run Toyota Land Cruiser

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Reports suggest that Salman’s lawyer had requested the court to fast track the case but was denied on the grounds that the case could not be given priority just because a high profile personality was involved. The court will also hear a plea filed by family members of the man who was killed in the accident, seeking compensation for their loss. The news comes on the eve of the release of the Bollywood actor’s latest film Sultan.

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