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Hit-and-run: SC to hear Maha's plea against Salman's acquittal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme today agreed to hear after 12 weeks the appeal of challenging the acquittal of superstar in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

A bench of Chief Justice and Justices A M Khanwilkar and said it would list the plea for hearing after three months as leave has already been granted to the state by the earlier bench.

The apex had in February last year sought Khan's response to the appeal filed by against his acquittal by the in the hit-and-run case.

The 2002 incident led to the death of one person and injured four near Bandra in The trial court had awarded five-year jail term to Khan in the case.

The state, in its appeal, had said that the High Court judgement was a complete travesty of justice as it chose to discard the versions of the police and those injured that Khan was driving the offending vehicle.

The state had also submitted that Khan's bodyguard, a police constable who was in the vehicle, had suggested that the actor was driving.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 19:28 IST