Mumbai, Mar 27: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who on Friday deposed deposed in a sessions court in the hit-and-run case moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a sessions court on Friday but it was rejected.
As per an IE report, "Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording of Salman's entire statement is completed."
Judge D W Deshpande passed the order on an application moved by Khan's lawyer Srikant Shivade, who urged for a direction restraining the media from reporting the matter until the deposition of the accused concludes by evening.
On a plea by Khan's lawyer, the court also asked the media not to telecast or broadcast panel discussions or release or publish interviews of personalities on the merits or demerits of the case until the trial concludes.
"Please follow the court directives and do not flash news when the accused gives a statement in the court. You may report his statement after it concludes by evening," said the judge.
Khan, 49, attired in a white shirt and blue denim jeans, arrived in the court at 11 AM sharp and his deposition began 30 minutes later.
His sisters Alvira and Arpita and personal bodyguard were also present in the court.
(With inputs from agencies)