13 years after the incident, the High Court has acquitted Bollywood superstar for lack of evidence

Salman Khan 'Not Guilty' in hit-and-run case: Bombay High Court Verdict

India News Bulletin Desk

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been given a clean-chit and acquitted from the 2002 hit-and-run case. After 13 years since the unfortunate incident involving Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser ramming the pavement resulting in the death of a man sleeping there, the Bombay High Court has finally given its verdict – Salman Khan is Not Guilty.

Salman Khan not guilty in hit and run case- says Bombay HC

The high court decision came on Thursday, December 10th with the judge overturning Salman Khan's conviction for the hit-and-run case. The 'not guilty' verdict comes seven months after a lower court convicted the Bollywood star of culpable homicide sentencing him for five years in jail for the death of the man. On Thursday, the High Court judge noted that there is not enough evidence or reliable evidence to sentence Khan.

Amit Desai, Salman Khan's lawyer handling the case has reportedly said that the decision is a satisfying outcome.

Although Salman Khan and his loved ones can breathe a sigh of relief, it is likely that the prosecution team will challenge the High Court verdict dragging the 2002 hit-and-run case for more years.


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