2002 hit-and-run case: Maharashtra govt challenges Salman's acquittal

Maharashtra Government moved SC challenging Bombay High Court's verdict.

Mumbai: Trouble is brewing for actor Salman Khan as the Maharashtra Government on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court’s verdict in the case.

The Bombay high court in December last year had acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was convicted and sentenced for five years in the 2002 hit-and-run case by a sessions court on the grounds that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the actor was at the wheel and under the influence of alcohol when the accident took place.

As soon as the verdict had come out, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had indicated that his government would challenge the decision in Supreme Court.


  • 2002 September 28: Salman’s white Toyata Land Cruiser crashes into the pavements near American Express Bakery at Hill Road at Bandra, killing one person and injuring four others. He is arrested and granted bail
  • October: Police invoke section 302-II of IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts a punishment of jail term of 10 years.
  • 2006 October: Magistrate court frame charges against Salman Khan
  • 2007 May: Chemical analysis report suggests Salman Khan was drunk
  • October: Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed the first FIR dies of TB
  • 2013 December 23: Court slaps the charge of ‘culpable homicide’ not amounting to murder on the actor
  • 2015 March: Salman Khan’s family driver Ashok Singh owns up responsibility of accident
  • May 6: Mumbai sessions court sentences Salman Khan to five years RI
( Source : deccan chronicle )
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