2002 hit-and-run-case: Salman Khan files caveat in Supreme Court

The Bombay high court acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan of all criminal charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case on December 10.
Actor Salman Khan.

Actor Salman Khan on 28 January moved the Supreme Court, saying he should be heard while the appeal of the Maharashtra government, challenging his acquittal by the Bombay High Court is being heard in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The actor had filed the caveat on 28 January. He has sought in court to hear him out before giving out an order on the state government’s appeal.

It is likely senior advocate Harish Salve will appear for the actor. Earlier Salve had handled the case and saved Khan from having to spend time in jail after he was convicted of culpable homicide.

Another conclusion is that Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi, will be notified to appear for the Maharashtra government.

The Maharashtra government has already moved the Supreme Court challenging Bombay HC’s order acquitting the actor in the case, in which one person was killed and four others were injured.