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Mohammed Sohrab moves anticipatory bail plea

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Former MLA Mohammed Sohrab, whose son Sambia was arrested in a hit-and-run case in which an airman was killed during Republic Day parade rehearsal, today moved an anticipatory bail prayer before a city court. Subhra Ghosh, Chief Judge at the City Sessions Court, adjourned the hearing on Sohrab’s plea till February 24 on a request […]

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Salman Khan files caveat in SC in hit-and-run case

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan today moved the Supreme Court, saying he should be heard before any hearing on the Maharashtra Government’s petition challenging his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run 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’, […]

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Hit-and-run case: Sambia booked for murder

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Sambia Sohrab, the prime accused in the hit-and-run case in which a young air force officer was killed in Kolkata, was today charged with murder even as a city court rejected his bail plea. Sohrab, the younger son of former RJD MLA Mohammad Sohrab, was remanded in police custody for 14 days, a day after […]

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Bombay HC gives Salman two more weeks to furnish sureties

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The Bombay High Court today granted two weeks additional time to actor Salman Khan to furnish sureties as directed by it while acquitting him in the 2002 hit-and-run case. On December 10, Justice A R Joshi of the high court had acquitted Salman and quashed and set aside the trial court’s order convicting the actor […]

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Salman walks free as Bombay HC acquits him in hit-and-run case

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Over 13 years after his car plowed through a group of homeless people sleeping on a pavement, killing one and wounding four, superstar Salman Khan today walked free after the Bombay High Court acquitted him of “all charges”, overturning the trial court order sentencing him for five years. The court held that the prosecution had […]

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Bombay HC begins dictation of verdict in Salman’s case

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The Bombay High Court on Monday said it would give its ruling on the applicability of culpable homicide charge against Bollywood star Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case and also on other key questions like the admissibility of the statement of the actor’s former body guard as evidence. This was stated by Justice A.R. […]

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Salman case: prosecution wraps up arguments

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The prosecution today wrapped up its arguments before the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khanwas convicted and sentenced to five-year imprisonment, and urged the court not to show any leniency to the actor. The prosecution, while concluding its arguments, asked the court to uphold the sentence awarded […]

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Driver came up to save Salman 13 yrs after mishap: prosecution

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The prosecution in the 2002 hit-and-run case involvingSalman Khan today refuted in the Bombay High Court theBollywood actor’s defence that his driver Ashok Singh was driving the car and pointed out that this claim was made only towards the end of the trial. Prosecutor Sandeep Shinde also told the court that the singer Kamaal Khan, […]

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Victim died after car fell on him : Salman’s lawyer

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In an interesting twist to arguments in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, his lawyer argued in the Bombay High Court today that the victim died not because of the actor’s car running over him, but as the vehicle came crashing down on him when it was being lifted by a crane. […]

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Enhancing punishment in drunk driving cases mulled

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The Centre was actively considering a proposal to enhance punishment in drunk driving cases by amending IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash and negligent driving), the Bombay High Court was told today. “The process is on for the approval of the Government in this regard,” according to a letter written […]

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Bombay High Court to hear Salman’s appeal against conviction

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The Bombay High Court today said it will hear the appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan against the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case from July 30 on a regular basis. Salman’s lawyer Amit Desai sought adjournment of hearing till August 3, but Justice A R Joshi did not consider […]

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Bombay HC allows Salman’s plea for translation of documents

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The Bombay High Court on Monday directed its registry to submit by 20 July the translation of copies of documents sought by Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with his appeal against the five-year sentence awarded to him by a sessions court in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Some documents in the case are in vernacular […]

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Petition seeks probe into death of witness in Salman’s case

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A petition filed today in the Bombay High Court sought a probe by Maharashtra government and police into the circumstances leading to the death of a key eyewitness in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted last month. The petition, filed by Pune-based activist Hemant Patil, said, “Legal action should […]

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HC defers Salman Khan case to July 1 as case papers not ready

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Ordering expeditious completion of case papers, the Bombay High Court today adjourned till July 1 a criminal appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he has been awarded a five-year jail sentence. When the case came up for hearing, Justice A R Joshi was informed by […]

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Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Court to decide perjury application on May 6

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A Sessions Court conducting the 2002 hit-and-run trial involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan today said that before giving the judgement in the case on May 6, it would decide on the same day an application seeking action against police for perjury (giving false evidence). (Read: Chronology of events) Salman Khan is facing charge of ‘culpable […]

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Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Arguments over

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On the concluding day of arguments in actor Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case on Monday, the defence claimed the prosecution had wrongly accused the actor while it was his driver who was at the wheel when the accident took place. The sessions court hearing the case will declare the date of verdict on April 21. In 2013, […]

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Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan was driving the car

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Contesting Bollywood actor Salman Khan‘s defence that his driver was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser at the time of the 2002 hit-and-run case,prosecution today asserted before the trial court that the superstar was very much behind the wheel. Driver Ashok Singh was a stooge and dummy witness and had lied on oath that he was […]

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Don’t report Salman’s statement till it is over: Court

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today deposed in a sessions court in the hit-and-run case in which he is an accused, even as it asked the media not to report his statement till the conclusion of his testimony. Judge D W Deshpande passed the order on an application moved by Khan’s lawyer Srikant Shivade, who urged […]

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Salman does not appear as his case was not assigned to judge

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Actor Salman Khan did not appear before the sessions court today in the 2002 hit-and-run case as his case has not yet been assigned to any judge after it was committed by a magistrate to the sessions court. The magistrate had asked him to appear on March 11 but his case is yet to be […]

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Hit-and-run case: Salman wants culpable homicide charge

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Terming as “bad in law” invoking of the charge of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ against him in the 2002 hit-and-run case, actor Salman Khan today sought its quashing by a sessions court which questioned whether it had the jurisdiction to hear his plea. Salman has filed a revision application against the order of a Bandra […]

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