With Bollywood actor Salman Khan enjoying his success of recently released film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the Bombay High Court on Monday July 20, 2015 rejected an intervening plea against the actor by a convict in a murder case.
A convict in a murder case, whose appeal has not been heard since 2009 had put an application to the court, seeking stay on an appeal filed by Salman Khan against his five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
The 2009 convict had put his point saying that the matters and cases of the celebrities were heard on time while other convicts like him were kept pending for long and for which they continued to languish in jails.
However, Justice A.R. Joshi rejected the appeal made by a convict as both the sides in the actor’s case have agreed for an expeditious hearing in the matter. Also the judge said that in the intervener’s petition, the court has not passed any judicial order.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan’ lawyer Amit Desai has demanded a CD of the entire court proceedings but the opposition Public prosecutor Sandeep Shinde and Pradeep Gharat have said that no such CD is available.
The actor who is on the fresh bail after being convicted of all the charges in 2002 hit and run case did not turn up in the court yesterday for the hearing. However his sister Alvira Khan Agnihotri was present in the court.
The court has adjourned the hearing of the case to July 27th for the further procedure.
Sentence was suspended on May 08, and fresh bail was granted in cash of Rs 30,000 in lieu of surety as a temporary measure.
Salman Khan’s car had met with 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 end on May 6 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