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2002 Hit-and-run case: SC declines victim’s plea against Salman’s acquittal

ANI | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:09 PM IST

(FILES) In this photograph taken on May 8, 2015, Indian Bollywood film actor Salman Khan leaves his home to appear at a Sessions Court in Mumbai.   An Indian court December 10, 2015 cleared Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run crash 13 years ago, acquitting him of all charges after he filed an appeal against his conviction.  AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE / FILES |
(FILES) In this photograph taken on May 8, 2015, Indian Bollywood film actor Salman Khan leaves his home to appear at a Sessions Court in Mumbai. An Indian court December 10, 2015 cleared Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run crash 13 years ago, acquitting him of all charges after he filed an appeal against his conviction. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE / FILES |
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear victim Niyamat Shaikh’s plea challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

While rejecting the plea, the apex court said that the ‘petition of Maharashtra Government challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal is already pending before the court’.

Earlier this month, Salman Khan’s lawyer told the top court that the actor wanted to hear the case against him on merit.

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The Supreme Court had on July 5 admitted the appeal by Maharashtra Government challenging the Bombay High Court verdict acquitting the Bollywood star.

Salman had been acquitted by the Bombay High Court in December 2015 and later in February this year the Supreme Court sent a notice to Salman, asking why his acquittal should not be overturned.

On September 28, 2002, Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into men sleeping on a pavement outside a bakery in Mumbai’s Bandra, killing one

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Published on: Friday, July 15, 2016, 03:37 PM IST