Mumbai, January 22: The Maharashtra government has challenged the Bombay High Court order by submitting a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court on Friday on the infamous 2002 Hit and Run case of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Earlier on December 10, the Bombay High Court had acquitted the Bajrangi Bhaijaan of all charges citing lack of evidence and misappropriate facts.
Soon after the decision was announced by the bench headed by Justice A R Joshi that Khan has been acquitted of all charges, the Maharashtra government had cited indication of challenging the case in the Apex Court. The High Court order was based on the fact there there were innumerable loophole in the investigation of by the police and the evidences too are not satisfactory. The Bench had also observed that too much delay has been done in the hearing of this case and further delaying it won’t serve any purpose. However, have said that with substantial proof the state police can challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court. (ALSO READ: Maharashtra government to challenge Salman Khan’s acquittal in 2002 hit and run case)
After a month of filing reports and collecting data, the Law and Judiciary department of Maharashtra finally gave a go ahead order and informed that the order have been issued to state lawyers to file the SLP. As per the law, any verdict can be challenged in the upper court with 90 days from the day announcement has been made by the lower court. Fadnavis had made it clear earlier only that he would not let the perpetrators slip away easily and his government would challenge the decision once they are ready with facts. Now, with the dark clouds roaming over Salman Khan again, it would be interesting to see if this case stands in the Supreme Court.