New Delhi, April 4: The Apex Court will next week hear an appeal which seeks to sett aside to Bombay High Court order in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan on ground of legal lacunae. The appeal has been filed by lawyer named Parmanand Katara.
In the appeal, Katara has alleged that Salman has approached the high court in the wrong legal way. "He should challenge the trial court order through a revision petition in the high court (not file appeal as Salman did)," he said in his appeal.
The 50-year-old actor had earlier moved the apex court, saying he should be heard before any hearing on the Maharashtra Government's petition challenging his acquittal in the case. The Maharashtra Government had on January 22 filed a petition in the apex court against the Bombay High Court's judgement acquitting Salman of 'all charges', overturning the trial court's order sentencing him for five years.
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that his government would challenge the high court's verdict on merit. On December 10 last year, Salman was given a clean chit in the case with the court observing that the main witness was 'wholly unreliable' and that there were discrepancies in the case. The actor is accused of driving a car under the influence of alcohol and killing one and injuring four others in Bandra, Mumbai, in 2002.