Salman hit-and-run case takes new turn as victim's kin move SC against acquittal

Mumbai: In a fresh twist in 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman Khan, the widow and the son of the man, who was killed in the road accident, on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the actor's acquittal.

The victim Noorullah Sheikh's kin also demanded compensation for the incident, in which the sole breadearner of the family was killed. 

The apex court has fixed February 12 the date for hearing the matter.

Earlier the Bombay High Court, in its verdict on December 10, 2015, had overturned the order of a lower court, which had acquitted the actor in the case in which one person was killed and four others were injured.

The lower court had convicted Khan of culpable homicide on charges that he lost control of his white Toyota Landcruiser when driving under the influence of alcohol in 2002, and rammed into a group of people sleeping on a pavement in Bandra in September 2002.

News24 Bureau