In News: Salman Khan’s Plea Against Sentence Deferred till July 13

Bombay High Court defers Salman Khan’s appeal against the sentence given to him in the hit and run case. 

Published01 Jul 2015, 09:01 AM IST
India
1 min read

The Bombay High Court has deferred an appeal filed by actor Salman Khan till July 13, after the actor’s lawyer sought time to check documents. The appeal was against the five-year sentence given to him in the hit-and-run case.

Justice AR Joshi, has granted adjournment till July 13 to check the compilation of evidence and documents. Salman’s counsel Amit Desai urged for three weeks’ adjournment to check whether the documents were in order.

The lawyer said he would need to

– Check whether there is a need for translation of any document in vernacular language into English.

– Check whether any documents were missing, in which case he would file an application seeking a direction to place them on record.

On behalf of the Maharashtra government, Chief Public Prosecutor S S Shinde consented to the adjournment date.

Salman did not come to the court. His sister Alvira was, however, present. The HC had on May 8 stayed the execution of the 5-year sentence awarded to 49-year-old Salman in the 13-year-old case and granted him bail while admitting his appeal. Salman was convicted by a sessions court on May 6 and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on various counts, including ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.

(With inputs from PTI)

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