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Maharashtra Government against acquittal of Salman Khan

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Maharashtra Government against acquittal of Salman Khan

Mumbai, India | Red Newswire | Dec 24, 2015 Last Updated at 01:50 PM IST.

Maharashtra government has decided to file an appeal in Supreme Court against the acquittal of actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The government will file the appeal in January first week.

Mumbai High Court had acquitted Salman of all charges in the hit-and-run case, on December 10, Thursday. The court had observed that prosecution had failed to prove that the actor had consumed the liquor & was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser when the accident occurred.

Justice A.R Joshi, who heard Khan’s appeal against the five-year sentence awarded to him by a sessions court, expressed doubt over the statements of eyewitness Ravindra Patil, former police bodyguard of the actor. “…this court has come to the conclusion that the prosecution has failed to bring material on record to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the appellant (Salman Khan) was driving under the influence of alcohol…” Justice Joshi had remarked.

By: Aswathi Ashok @Rednewswire

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