Bombay HC to begin hearing on Salman’s hit and run case on July 30

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Bombay High Court to hear Salman Khan's appeal against conviction from July 30
Bombay High Court to hear Salman Khan’s appeal against conviction from July 30

The Bombay High Court will start hearing Salman Khan’s plea against conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case from July 30. On May 6, the superstar was convicted by a sessions court, and was awarded five years imprisonment on various grounds, including ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.

The verdict came more than a decade after the Bollywood star had, in a case of drunken driving, mowed down people sleeping on a pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002. The accident had left one man dead and four others injured.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also dismissed a petition filed by the mother of a deceased Mumbai police constable, seeking transfer of the Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case from Mumbai to Delhi. The plea had also asked for the cancellation of the bail given to the actor.

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