Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Bombay HC adjourns hearing till July 13

Mumbai, July 10: In a relief to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the hit and run case till July 13.

Ordering expeditious completion of case papers, the Bombay High Court had earlier adjourned the case till July 1 in a criminal appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he has been awarded a five-year jail sentence.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Bombay HC adjourns hearing till July 13.
When the case came up for hearing, Justice A R Joshi was informed by Salman's lawyer Amit Desai that the 'paper book' (compilation of evidence and documents which is served to both the sides by the court) was not complete.

The judge then ordered that this task should be expeditiously completed and deferred the matter till July 1.

On behalf of the Maharashtra government, Chief Public Prosecutor S S Shinde appeared and consented to the date fixed for the next hearing.

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Salman did not come to the court. His sister Alvira was, however, present. The HC had on May 8 stayed the execution of the 5-year sentence awarded to 49-year-old Salman in the 13-year-old case and granted him bail while admitting his appeal.

Salman was convicted by a sessions court on May 6 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment on various counts, including 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder'.

A man was killed and four others were wounded when the actor's Toyota Land Cruiser ran over them while they were asleep on a pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002.

OneIndia News 

(With inputs from agencies)

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