Hit-and-run case: SC sends notice to Salman on plea against acquittal

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2016 13:50 IST
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay high court in the 2002 hit-and-run case. (HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court issued notice to actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Friday on the Maharashtra government’s petition challenging his acquittal by the Bombay high court.

An apex court bench comprising justice Jagjit Singh Khehar and justice C. Nagappan told Salman Khan that “it would be much, much better if he gets acquittal from this court as it will save him from all the repercussions”.

Senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for Salman Khan, took the court through the proceedings of the trial court, contending that his conviction was based on the testimony of one person, which cannot be relied upon.

He said besides that there was no other evidence before the trial court to convict Salman Khan in the case.

However, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi that besides the sole witness being pointed to by Sibal, there were scores of other witnesses at the accident spot who saw Salman Khan in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that ran over a group of people sleeping on a pavement, killing one of them.

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