Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Bombay HC postpones hearing to July 27

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Mumbai, July 10: The hearing in Bollywood actor Salman Khan hit-and-run case has been postponed to July 27 by the Bombay High Court.

As per a TOI report, "The actor had appeal against his against conviction but his five volumes of documents contained papers in Marathi which required translation.

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The paper book of the appeal was ready and submitted to court but it contained five volumes which need to be translated into English. The language used in the high court is English and all documents in any other language used in lower courts as evidence must be translated into English."

Earlier, the hearing was adjourned till July 13, before which, ordering expeditious completion of case papers, the Bombay High Court had 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.

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.

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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