The Supreme Court will listen, after its late spring break, the Maharashtra government’s supplication testing the December 2015 Bombay High Court decision absolving Bollywood star Salman Khan in a 2002 mischance case.
A seat containing Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan on Friday, while recording the announcement by Maharashtra government that it was a bit much for it to document any reply to the Bollywood star’s March 17 sworn statement, coordinated the posting of the matter after the mid year excursion.
The apex court had on February 19 issued notice to Salman on the state government’s petition, and he, in his affidavit, told the apex court that he was not driving his Toyota Land Cruiser when it killed a man in Mumbai in 2002 but police were trying to implicate him in the case.
Claiming that his driver Ashok Singh was at the wheels, Salman had said that the prosecution had failed to produce a single witness or a photograph showing that he was driving it.
Maharashtra has earlier contended that there were scores of witnesses at the accident spot who saw the actor in the driver’s seat of his SUV that ran over a group of people sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai’s Bandra area, killing one of them.
The high court had on December 10, 2015, acquitted the actor saying that the “prosecution has failed to prove the charges against Salman Khan on all counts………..
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