The hearing in actor Salman Khan’s bail application against his five-year conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case has been adjourned till July 20 after the actor’s lawyer informed the Bombay high court on Monday that he sent an application for missing papers related to the case to the registrar instead of the high court.
Senior counsel Amit Desai appearing for Salman told the court he had sent a list of missing documents to the registrar where he was told there are no directions from the court to take the application.
A single bench of justice AR Joshi was hearing the actor’s bail application against the sessions court’s conviction.
The court said the list is expected to be given to the high court and not the registrar, adding this was only stretching time and not serving the purpose.
Desai also said some papers still need to be translated from Marathi to English and that since some papers are missing, he will require more time for translation after they are found.
The court directed the chief translator and interpreter at the high court to give translated copies within a week. The court also directed the same shall be given to the government pleader.
Initially, the court assigned the date of July 17 for the next hearing, but Desai said he will not be available because the date clashes with the actor’s black buck case, which is currently being heard in the Supreme Court.