‘Salman’s bail plea must not be heard out of turn’

Court urged to cancel Bollywood actor’s interim bail

May 08, 2015 04:57 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:30 pm IST - New Delhi

he Supreme Court may consider a plea by a Mumbai lawyer for cancellation of a two-day interim bail granted to Bollywood star Salman Khan by the Bombay High Court in a hit-and-run case, saying it amounted to “preferential treatment” shown to a celebrity.

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu heard the plea of Mumbai resident Akhilesh Chaubey for cancellation of the actor’s bail.

The petitioner sought direction from the apex court that Mr. Khan’s bail plea should be heard by the competent court in regular course and not out-of-turn. Mr. Khan moved the Bombay High Court in appeal within hours of his sentence and procured bail on Wednesday. His counsel had sought interim relief till Friday.

Seeks guidelines

In his petition, Mr. Chaubey sought the apex court to frame guidelines so that the manner in which the Bombay High Court granted the two-day bail to Mr. Khan on Wednesday could not be cited by others too.

The petition asked the apex court to decide whether the interim bail to Mr. Khan meant “preferential treatment to a celebrity hampering the public cause of equality before law.”

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