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Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan files caveat in SC

Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan files caveat in SC

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Jan 2016, 06:10 pm
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IBNS): In a significant move, Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Thursday moved the Supreme Court and filed a caveat in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Salman Khan filed the caveat and stated that no orders is passed in the case without hearing him.

The Bombay High Court on Dec 10 acquitted Khan off all charges in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The observed that the Bollywood star could not be convicted on the basis of evidence that were produced in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The Mahasrashtra government had later moved the Supreme Court and challenged the  Bombay High Court's order.

In May last year, the Bombay High Court had suspended  Khan’s jail term in the hit-and-run case, pending appeal, giving him temporary reprieve.

The single-judge bench of justice Abhay Thipsay had suspended the five-year jail term by the sessions court after hearing arguments from both sides.

The punishment for the actor was pronounced for causing culpable homicide not amounting to murder  for killing a homeless man with his SUV after a night out drinking at an upmarket bar.

Khan had allegedly fled the scene after his Toyota Land Cruiser rammed into a group of people sleeping on a pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra in 2002.

Several witnesses, including survivors of the crash, testified that Khan was driving the vehicle, but Salman claimed that  his driver was behind the wheel. The driver also corroborated his statement.

But the judge found Khan guilty of all charges, including driving while under the influence of alcohol and without a licence.