Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been acquitted in the 2002 hit and run case. The Bombay high court has overturned the lower court verdict that sentenced him to five years jail in April. Justice Joshi pronounced the verdict in moments after actor Salman Khan arrived in the court. His sister and other family members were already present there. Justice Joshi said that the actor cannot be convicted the prosecution has failed to prove the charges on all count. He slammed prosecution saying the court needs to take a decision based on the facts and evidence, not on general public opinion.
Hit and Run Case Full Verdict Report
High court judge observed entire investigation in the case was conducted in a faulty manner and trial was not proper. The Bombay High Court said prosecution failed to show Salman Khan was driving and he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. It also failed to prove whether the accident occur due to bursting of tyres or the tyre burst after the incident. The high court indicated that it would consider Patil’s evidence in its verdict. On 20 September 2002, the actor’s Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into 5 men sleeping outside the American Bakery in Bandra. One person died in the accident and 4 others were injured.