Hit and run case: Bailable warrant cancelled against Salman Khan

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 21, 2018 16:49

Salman Khan
Salman Khan (Photo by: Himanshu Pal)

Mumbai sessions court on Saturday cancelled the bailable warrant against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The government’s appeal against Khan’s acquittal in the same case has been pending before the Supreme Court.

The bailable warrant was issued, as Khan didn’t turn up for substitution of a bail surety in the 2002 case. As per special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, Khan was to turn up in the court to submit surety as per the directions of Supreme Court.

Sessions court in Mumbai then issued a notice to Khan, after which Bandra police had visited his house in March first week. The police then handed the notice to Khan’s father Salim as the actor was busy shooting in Dubai.

The judge issued another notice in the last week of March when Salman and his lawyer didn’t turn up in the court. It was then, when the police was asked to hand over the notice particularly to the actor.

Salman Khan was accused of running his car over people sleeping on footpath in Bandra in 2002, when one person had died in the act. Khan was awarded a five-year jail term by the trial court.