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Media restrained from reporting Salman Khan statement till it is over

In this March 12, 2015 photo, Bollywood star Salman Khan arrives at the sessions court in Mumbai in connection with the ongoing 2002 hit-and-run case.

In this March 12, 2015 photo, Bollywood star Salman Khan arrives at the sessions court in Mumbai in connection with the ongoing 2002 hit-and-run case.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Bollywood star Salman Khan on Friday deposed in a sessions court in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which he is an accused, even as the court asked the media not to report his statement till the conclusion of his testimony.

Judge D.W. Deshpande passed the order on an application moved by Mr. Khan’s lawyer Srikant Shivade, who urged for a direction restraining the media from reporting the matter until the deposition of the accused concludes by evening.

On a plea by Mr. Khan’s lawyer, the court also asked the media not to telecast or broadcast panel discussions or release or publish interviews of personalities on the merits or demerits of the case until the trial concludes.

“Please follow the court directives and do not flash news when the accused gives a statement in the court. You may report his statement after it concludes by evening,” said the judge.

Mr. Khan, 49, attired in a white shirt and blue denim jeans, arrived in the court at 11 a.m. and his deposition began 30 minutes later. His sisters Alvira and Arpita and personal bodyguard were also present in the court.

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