The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted an additional two weeks’ time to Salman Khan’s defence to prepare documents related to the actor’s appeal against the five-year jail term recently awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The prosecution said defence was resorting to “time-killing” tactics.
Although the ‘paper book’ (compilation of evidence and documents) is ready and copies have been served to both the sides by the court, Khan’s lawyer urged for three weeks’ adjournment to check whether the documents were verified and in order.
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Justice A R Joshi, however, granted adjournment till July 13. The actor’s lawyer said he would need to check whether translation of any document into English was required to be done.
Public Prosecutor Sandeep Shinde argued that the defence was just “killing time”, but eventually consented to the adjournment date.
The High Court had on May 8 stayed the execution of the 5-year sentence awarded to 49-year-old Khan in the 13-year-old case and granted him bail while admitting his appeal.