New Delhi: The acquittal of Bollywood star Salman Khan in 2002 hit-and-run case has finally reached the Supreme Court which will hear on Tuesday a plea filed by the Maharashtra Government. The state government in its petition has challenged Khan’s acquittal.
On July 5, 2016, the apex court admitted the Maharashtra Government’s plea, challenging the Bombay High Court’s 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 May 6, 2015, a sessions court had held him guilty in the case, but Khan moved the High Court, challenging the verdict.
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.