Hit-and-run victim moves SC against Salman’s acquittal
Niyamat Shaikh wanted the apex court to direct the 50-year-old actor and the Maharashtra government to compensate him and his family for the injuries he sustained during the accident.india Updated: May 13, 2016 00:45 IST
A man, who claimed to be among the injured in the 2002 Salman Khan hit-and-run incident, has moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court’s decision to acquit the actor.
Niyamat Shaikh wanted the apex court to direct the 50-year-old actor and the Maharashtra government to compensate him and his family for the injuries he sustained during the accident.
The State government has already challenged Salman’s acquittal before the SC, which will hear the case on Friday. Shaikh’s petition could too come up for hearing on the same day.
According to the victim, the HC ignored his statement made before the police and the trial court that had sentenced Salman to five years of rigorous imprisonment. Seven months later the HC set him free after the star appealed against his conviction.
Shaikh called the HC’s verdict unjustified and claimed that the judicial body did not consider the prosecution’s claim that actor was under the influence of alcohol when he ran his SUV over the people that were sleeping on a pavement.