SC Notice to Salman on Maharashtra Appeal

The Supreme Court sought the response of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the Maharashtra government’s appeal.

Published: 20th February 2016 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2016 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan (File|AFP)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the Maharashtra government’s appeal against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

“Acquittal from this Court is important. If you (Salman Khan) are acquitted from here, you will be vindicated once and for all,” A Bench of Justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan said while issuing notice to Khan on the plea of the Maharashtra government seeking response in six weeks. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the state, said the Bombay HC had failed to consider two points while acquitting Khan. “Firstly, the High Court had erred in its finding by holding that there was ‘erroneous application’ of Section 33 of Evidence Act (relevancy of certain evidence for proving, in subsequent proceeding, the truth of facts therein stated) by the trial court,” AG said. AG said that Patil in his statement had said the actor had first gone to Rain Bar and Restaurant at Vile Parle before ramming his Toyota Lexus car into a shop in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002.

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