Hit-n-run victim challenges Salman Khan’s acquittal, moves Supreme Court
Local Press Co 5-point Snippet
1. One of the four individuals who was injured in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan, moved the Supreme Court challenging the actor’s acquittal by the Bombay High Court on Thursday.
2. The victim, Muslim Niyamat Shaikh, filed a petition seeking the withdrawal of the high court’s judgement and a direction to the Maharashtra government and Salman Khan to pay a compensation to him and to his family.
3. The petition argued that the Bombay HC has wrongly acquitted the 50-year-old actor by ‘ignoring the material points with regard to the statement of the petitioner before the police and the trial court’ which had sentenced him to five years rigorous imprisonment. The respondent (actor) needs to be punished for offence of culpable homicide under section 304 Part-II of the IPC.
4. In December last year, the Bombay High Court had acquitted Salman Khan of all charges in the hit-and-run case stating that the prosecution failed to prove ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that the appellant (Salman Khan) was driving the car and was under the influence of alcohol.
5. Meanwhile, another special leave petition filed by the Maharashtra government challenging the actor’s acquittal by the Bombay HC was listed for hearing today.