Hit-and-run case; SC to hear Maha govt’ plea challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal

New Delhi: The 2002 hit-and-run case of actor Salman Khan, the apex court will hear the plea on Tuesday filed by the Maharashtra Government, challenging the acquittal of the actor. The Bollywood actor was accused of running his Toyota Land Cruiser over people sleeping on a sidewalk outside a bakery in Mumbai’s Bandra on September 28, 2002.

One labourer died, while four others were injured in the accident.

On May 6, 2015, a session’s court had held him guilty in the case, but Khan moved the High Court, challenging the verdict. In December 2015, the Bombay High Court acquitted Khan of all criminal charges on account of lack of substantial evidence in the case.

On July 5, 2016, the apex court admitted the Maharashtra Government’s plea, challenging the Bombay High Court’s verdict.