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Salman’s hit-and-run case: SC admits Maha govt’s appeal against actor’s acquittal

A bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice Arun Mishra also refused to fast-track the hearing in the case
Salman Khan, hit and run case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a plea filed by the Maharashtra government challenging the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in a 2002 hit-and-run case.

A bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice Arun Mishra also refused to fast-track the hearing in the case.

The 50-year-old Sultan actor was on December 10 last year given a clean chit in the case with the Bombay High Court observing that the main witness was ‘wholly unreliable’.

Following the verdict, Maharashtra government had filed a fresh appeal in the Supreme Court.

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