In a breather for actor Salman Khan,Bombay High Court Monday stayed proceedings seeking action against him for alleged contempt of court by posting information regarding the court proceedings of his 2002 hit-and-run case on his website.
Activist Hemant Patil had filed a private complaint in a magistrate court in Bandra urging it to order action against Khan. The magistrate had,on July 10,issued a notice to Khan,that the actor had contested in High Court.
Khans counsel Ravi Kadam argued that the hit-and-run case in which Khan was facing trial had been committed to a sessions court and the magistrate,therefore,did not have the jurisdiction to issue such a notice to him.
Justice M L Tahaliyani observed that such a notice issued to Khan by the magistrate is highly questionable when the case is committed to the sessions court. The court asked Patil to file a reply in the case in
As per Patils complaint,Khan had committed contempt of court by posting details of the proceedings of the criminal charges that he is facing trial under,as the case is subjudice. Khan said he had created the website so that media does not report incorrectly about his case.
The hit-and-run case against the actor dates back to 2002,when Khans Toyota Land Cruiser
had rammed into a bakery in Bandra,killing one and injuring four persons.