SC to hear petition against Salman Khan’s bail


New Delhi: The apex Court has agreed to hear a petition challenging the bail granted to actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case till July 20. The Bombay High Court had earlier adjourned the hearing on July 13.

Khan got bail after Bombay High Court stayed his five-year conviction. He was earlier directed to submit Rs. two lakhs as security before leaving the country for a show.

A criminal court had earlier convicted Salman of culpable homicide on charges that he lost control of his car when driving under the influence of alcohol in 2002 and rammed into a group of people sleeping on a pavement.

Khan denied that he was behind the wheels when the accident occurred contradicting the testimony of several witnesses.

The actor’s driver had in March said that he was driving the vehicle during the accident.