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Salman Hit-and-Run: SC Adjourns Hearing Over Fresh Appeal

Maharashtra Government had filed a petition challenging the Bombay High Court’s decision that acquitted Khan.

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Salman Khan was acquitted in the hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court in December last year. (Photo: Reuters)
  • Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of Maharashtra Government’s appeal challenging actor Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case till August. The petition seeks a restoration of the trial court’s decision which had convicted the actor in May last year.

  • Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in December last year, overturning the trial court’s decision.

  • On Thursday, Muslim Niyamat Sheikh, filed a special leave petition (SLP) that sought to set aside the high court’s judgement and direct the actor and the Maharashtra government to pay a compensation to him and his family.

(With agency inputs)

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