Mumbai, January 28: Actor Salman Khan on Thursday moved to Supreme Court where he is asked the court to hear him before ordering on Maharashtra government plea in the 2002 hit and run case. Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court on December 10 last year of all charges in the September 2002 hit-and-run case. A month later Maharashtra government challenged the High Court decision and went ahead to the Apex Court.
According to ANI, Salman’s lawyer Harish Salve had filed a caveat in Supreme Court. Where the 50-year-old actor has requested the top court to hear him before giving order on Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging his acquittal in the case.
According to report, Salman said, “I must be heard before court gives order”. Read Also: (Salman hit and run accident case: Plea seeks probe into death of witness)
Earlier Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that the state government would appeal against the high court verdict that acquitted Khan of all charges.
Bombay High Court Justice A R Joshi had on December 10 last year acquitted Khan of all charges. Justice Joshi did not admitted the statement of late police constable Ravindra Patil, who was present with Salman at the time of the incident.
While Salman Khan was found guilty and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by a Mumbai’s sessions court in May 2015. The Sessions Court had admitted the statement given by late constable Ravindra Patil .
On 28 September 2002, Salman was arrested for rash and negligent driving after his car ran into a bakery in Mumbai killing one person who was sleeping on the pavement outside the bakery and three others were injured. Charges of culpable homicide were laid against him, but later dropped.