HC ACQUITTAL OF SALMAN KHAN IS A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE, SC TOLD
Attorney general (AG) Mukul Rohatgi on Friday termed the Bombay High Court verdict acquitting Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case a travesty of justice and criticised the star for allegedly running away from the spot after the incident.
Arguing the Maharashtra government’s appeal against the acquittal, Rohatgi insisted before the Supreme Court that the high court erred in discarding the evidence of those injured after the actor allegedly ran them over in a drunken state. The actor’s Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into five men sleeping outside a bakery in Bandra, killing one of them.
Pressing for a hearing of his appeal before a bench headed by justice JS Khehar, Rohatgi tried to make a case for the court to issue a notice to the actor. He said Khan’s defence that his driver was at the wheel during the accident was feeble and false. The driver, an employee of Khan’s family for 20 years, mysteriously surfaced 13 years after the incident when the trial reached the stage of defence evidence, Rohatgi said.
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Salman Khan: Hit-and-run case