Supreme Court admits plea challenging Salman’s acquittal in hit-and-run case

The court refuses to fast-track the case.

Updated - November 28, 2021 07:41 am IST

Published - July 05, 2016 03:16 pm IST - New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a plea by the Maharashtra government that challenged the acquittal of actor Salman Khan in a 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court.

Soon after, Khan’s lawyer said the case against him would be heard on merit. “The honourable Supreme Court had on the last date asked us whether Salman would consent to the Supreme Court hearing the case on merits. Today we informed the honourable Supreme Court that we had taken instructions from our client Salman Khan and the matter should be heard on merits. Accordingly, leave is granted and the final hearing will take place in due course,” his lawyer, Anand Desai, said in a statement.

A bench of Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar and Arun Mishra refused to fast-track the case.

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