Salman Khan files caveat petition in Supreme Court in hit-and-run case

Last week, the Maharashtra government had challenged the acquittal of Salman Khan in the hit-and-run case

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 28, 2016 2:18 pm
salman khan, salman khan hit and run case, salman khan case, ravindra patil salman khan, salman khan bodyguard, salman khan case Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court in 2002 hit and run case in December last year

Bollywood actor Salman Khan filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court today asking to be heard when the Maharashtra government’s appeal against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case comes up for hearing.

The case dates back to September 28, 2002 when the actor’s SUV hit five people sleeping on a pavement in Bandra, Mumbai leading to the death of one person. Four others were injured in the incident.

In May last year, a trial court had found the actor guilty handing him a five-year sentence, but the Bombay High Court overturned the trial court order in December letting the actor walk free. The High Court additionally noted that the probe was conducted in a faulty and careless manner.

READ: Maharashtra govt challenges acquittal of Salman Khan

Last Friday, the Maharashtra government challenged the acquittal of the actor in the top court through a petition which disputed the earlier High Court finding.

The appeal said evidence of complainant Ravindra Patil, who was with Salman in the Toyota Land Cruiser, was legally tenable and its rejection was wrong. Patil was the actor’s bodyguard who had said Salman was driving drunk and had ignored his warnings. Patil died of tuberculosis in 2007 and when the High Court examined his testimonies, it held the evidence was not admissible under law.

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  1. D
    Jan 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    Corrupt judiciary can never ever dare to touch this drink driver killer so called salman khan, if they wants to live peacefully.
    1. K
      Jan 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm
      How are people so sure that salman was driving the car? Were they inside the care or were they sleeping on the pavement? What makes them think that they know better than a high court judge? Police can do anything they want and it was evident in Talwar case. Same has happened in Salman's case. Police have tried to implicate him falsely under pressure from media and some self styled activists.
      1. K
        Jan 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm
        Out of the thousands of accidents happening in the country every year, why is everybody so interested in and concerned about only this one accident?
        1. M
          Jan 28, 2016 at 10:12 am
          one and all know salman was driving car when it killed a person and injured others.senior lawyers are used all tactics to save him but the statement of salman body guard patil can not be ignored even if he is no moreordinate delay in the case is intentional to give benefit of doubt to salman because he is rich and pay any fee to lawyers and also a celebrity.Apex court should bear in mind that acquittal of salman by high court has sent wrong signals to other rich who presumes that money will save them even if they kill many people.Salman is culprit and must be jailed for 5 years otherwise wrong and bad precedence will give rise to many more cases like this.LAW SHOULD NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN RICH AND POOR AND PEOPLE EXPECT THAT JUSTICE WILL BE DONE BY APEX COURT AND VICTIMS WILL ALSO BE COMPENSATED FULLY BESIDES IMPRISONMENT TO SALMAN.
          1. N
            Jan 28, 2016 at 11:09 am
            Can anyone believe that salman khan knows any thing about what is "Caveat Peion"? The public anger should be directed to the lawyers team representing him, and God alone knows public fury.
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