Hit And Run Case: Supreme Court Refuses To Cancel Salman Khan’s Bail

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Salman-Returns-5With the ongoing Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case, the Supreme Court on Monday August 31, dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of actor’s bail.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu declined the plea by one of the alleged victims associated with the case, belonging to Mumbai Police. The petitioner had challenged the Bombay High Court order granting bail to Salman Khan, but the court dismissed the cancellation of the bail.

13 years after the trial began, Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case came to an end on May 6, 2015, where session court found him guilty, and sentenced him for five years jail, convicted under all charges including under Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving); 279 (rash driving); 337 (causing minor injuries); 338 (causing major injuries) 427 (negligence) in connection with the case.

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Two days later, sentence was suspended on May 08, and bail was granted in cash of Rs 30,000 in lieu of surety as a temporary measure.

During the earlier hearings, the actor’s lawyer Amit Desai argued in defence of Salman Khan at the Bombay High Court. Keeping his argument on, lawyer Amit Desai in defence of Salman said, that no evidences from the testimony of the 27 witnesses showed that the actor was the one driving the car at the night of the accident.

After arguing on the same point, Amit Desai continued to argue on the evidences that were present by the prosecution. After the last hearing, Desai put his point saying that the entire case was present under circumstantial evidences. He also argued saying singer Kamal Khan who was also present in the car during the accident, was not examined before the trial court. He made a point, that doctor who conducted autopsy of the victim, was produced in the court, but the prosecution did not try to make efforts to trace Kamal Khan.

Salman Khan’s car had met with an accident in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four. 13 years after the trial began, Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case came to an end on May 6, 2015, where session court found him guilty and sentenced him for five years jail, convicted under all charges.

Credits: PTI

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