Salman case in final phase

Bombay HC starts recording prosecution submissions in hit-and-run case

December 08, 2015 12:00 am | Updated November 17, 2021 02:08 am IST - MUMBAI:

The prosecution says Salman Khan was speeding under the influence of alcohol—Photo: AFP

The prosecution says Salman Khan was speeding under the influence of alcohol—Photo: AFP

The Bombay High Court on Monday started recording submissions of the prosecution in the hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan.

Justice A R Joshi is dictating the order in an open court by recording all the arguments made by the prosecution, which will be followed by recording the arguments of the defence.

In May 2015, the Sessions Court had convicted the actor for five years with the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He has been on bail ever since and had moved the HC in June to appeal against his conviction. On observing anomalies in an appeal paper-book (contains copies or abstracts of pleadings) the HC had ordered two fresh paper books to be made, consolidating all the evidence prepared by the trial court.

The court has been hearing the arguments by defence and prosecution on the appeal since October on a daily basis. The court recorded the prosecution’s arguments that state that Mr Khan was under the influence of alcohol and was speeding in his car at the speed of 90/100kmph and rammed into a pavement killing one and injuring four other people.

The court recorded the entire narration of what transpired on September 27, from the prosecution’s side.

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