[tps_footer]If you have kept tabs on superstar Salman Khan, you’d probably know about 2002 hit and run case. On September 28, Salman Khan’s car met with an accident in suburban Bandra which killed one person and four were injured. Soon after that trial began and it has been 13 years now. Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case came to end on May 6, 2005 where session court found him guilty and sentenced him for five years jail, convicted under all charges. Two days later, sentence was suspended on May 8, 2005 and bail was granted.
After 13 years of several court hearings and drama, Salman Khan was acquitted from all the charges on December 10, 2015. The actor was declared a free man after he was acquitted by the Bombay High Court. In the verdict, Bombay High Court said that the prosecution had failed to show beyond reasonable doubt or evidence proving that the actor was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and was drunk.
Well, things seemed going well for the Dabangg Khan until today. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Salman Khan on Maharashtra government’s petition challenging the acquittal by Bombay HC in connection with the 2002 hit and run case. The notice issued is returnable in six weeks. An apex court Bench comprising Justice Jagjit Singh Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan told the actor that it would be much, much better if he gets acquittal from this court as it will save him from all the repercussions.
Senior counsel Kapil Sibal appeared in court for Salman Khan and took over the court proceedings stating that the conviction was based on testimony of one person and they can’t just rely on that. He further stated that there is no evidence that can be used to convict Salman Khan.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi opposed it saying that only one witness’ story was taken into consideration whereas other witnesses said that they had, infact, seen Salman driving the car.
No response has come from Salman or his team. We will keep you updated on the case.[/tps_footer]