Supreme Court to hear appeal against Salman Khan

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Supreme Court to hear appeal against Salman Khan

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In a recent development in Bollywood actor Salman Khan's hit and run case, the Supreme Court is set to hear a petition in the coming week seeking the acquittal by the High Court to be set aside.

The appeal has been filed by lawyer Parmanand Katara, alleging that Salman has approached the High Court in the wrong legal manner.

"He should challenge the trial court order through a revision petition in the high court (not file appeal as Salman did)," he said in his appeal.

The 50-year-old actor had earlier moved the apex court, saying he should be heard before any hearing on the Maharashtra Government's petition challenging his acquittal in the case.

The Maharashtra Government had on 22 January filed a petition in the apex court against the Bombay High Court's judgement acquitting Salman of 'all charges', overturning the trial court's order sentencing him for five years.

Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that his government would challenge the High Court's verdict on merit.

On 10 December, 2015, Salman was given a clean chit in the case with the court observing that the main witness was 'wholly unreliable' and that there were discrepancies in the case.

The actor is accused of driving a car under the influence of alcohol and killing one and injuring four others in Bandra, Mumbai, in 2002.

--ANI

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