Maharashtra Government moves to Supreme Court opposing Salman Khan’s acquittal
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, in 2002, allegedly caused an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, thus killing one and another four being severely injured. The case, popularly known as ‘Hit & Run Case’, went through several trials throughout all these years. Finally, in December 2015, Bombay High Court decided to set the actor free of all charges as the prosecution apparently failed to establish that it was Khan who was driving and that he was drunk at that moment. While Khan had a sigh of relief after the verdict was out, it also gave rise to several controversies and unanswered questions. The Maharashtra Government soon decided to move to the Supreme Court, opposing Bombay High Court’s verdict. After a month of preparation, they have finally appealed to the Supreme Court to reconsider the worth of the verdict.
“The Bombay High Court has erred in not appreciating the prosecution evidence. The trial court’s order convicting Salman Khan was correct and should be upheld,” Sandeep Shinde, the public prosecutor who has been associated with the case, said about the contents of the special leave petition (SLP) filed by the state government.
Salman Khan received a sentence of five years in the month of May in the trial court, but he challenged this decision in the High Court and eventually was acquitted from all charges as the public prosecutors apparently failed to establish that he was drunk and was the one to drive when the accident occurred. Now that the Maharashtra State Government has moved to the Supreme Court, we are yet to see how it further unfolds. Let’s wait for more updates.