2002 Hit and Run case: Mumbai Sessions Court cancels bailable warrant against Salman Khan

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In a fresh trouble for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, a Mumbai court on Saturday cancelled the bailable warrant against him in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

"2002 Hit and Run case: Mumbai Sessions Court cancelled bailable warrant against #SalmanKhan," ANI tweeted.

The court had last week stayed the bailable warrant in the 16-year-old hit-and-run case, in which the government's appeal against Salman's acquittal is still pending before the Supreme Court.

The bailable warrant was issued after the Race 3 actor failed to complete the procedure of providing surety (a guarantor for good behaviour) on the scheduled dates.

"The apex court asked the actor to name the new surety before the concerned trial court. Salman’s lawyer told the SC that one of the sureties had required discharge and needed to be replaced," according to a police official.

2002 Hit and Run case: Mumbai Sessions Court cancelled bailable warrant against #SalmanKhan. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/E8IRLQytQQ

— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2018

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In December 2015, the Bombay High Court had acquitted Khan of all criminal charges for lack of substantial evidence, seven months after the sessions court held him guilty.

The actor was accused of running his car over some persons sleeping on the pavement in suburban Bandra in 2002. One person had died in the mishap. The trial court sentenced him five years of imprisonment.

Salman was recently awarded five years of imprisonment in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The Tubelight star spent two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail and was later granted bail on two bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each. 

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