Hit And Run Case: Maharashtra To Challenge Salman Khan's Acquittal In Supreme Court

| December 23 , 2015 , 14:12 IST
Salman Khan Maharashtra will challenge the Bombay High Court's decision to acquit actor Salman Khan's in 2002 hit-and-run case in Supreme Court. State government on Wednesday told the High Court that it will file a special leave petition in the apex court against the actor's acquittal. Bombay High Court on December 10 has acquitted Salman Khan of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Government was studying the verdict and has now decided to challenge the verdict. The prosecution in the case has recommended that an appeal be filed in the Supreme court. On December 10, the Bombay High Court acquitted the 49-year-old star of all the charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case, holding that the prosecution had failed to prove he was driving the vehicle after having consumed alcohol. The judgement came on an appeal by Salman, seven months after he was pronounced guilty by the trial court of running over five people sleeping on a pavement outside a laundry in suburban Bandra with his Toyota Land Cruiser, killing one and injuring four others on October 28, 2002.