2002 Hit And Run Case: Mumbai Sessions Court Cancels Bailable Warrant Against Salman Khan

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| April 21 , 2018 , 17:53 IST

Seems like Salman Khan's lucky stars are clouded by bad luck these days as the actor is constantly facing court trials and having jail visits. After being convicted in the 1998 blackbuck case, the bailable warrant against him in the 2002 hit-and-run case has been cancelled.

Dismissing last week's stay, Mumbai sessions court cancelled the bailable warrant against Salman Khan which was issued after the 'Dabangg' actor failed to complete the procedure of providing surety on the scheduled dates and has asked him to name a new one.

A police official, "The apex court asked the actor to name the new surety before the concerned trial court. Salman’s lawyer told the SC that one of the sureties had required discharge and needed to be replaced."

Seven months after Salman Khan was held him guilty by the sessions court, the actor was acquitted in the 16-year-old hit and run case of all criminal charges for lack of substantial evidence by the Bombay High Court. The trial court sentenced him five years of imprisonment.

His acquittal was challenged by the government in Supreme Court, the hearing, however, is still pending. Salman was accused of running his car over some people sleeping on the pavement in suburban Bandra in 2002, one of whom died in the mishap.