salman-sadThe Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear victim Niyamat Shaikh’s plea challenging Salman Khan acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Supreme Court while declining to hear victim’s plea said that the ‘petition of Maharashtra Government challenging Salman Khan’s acquittal is already pending before the court’.

Earlier this month, Salman Khan’s lawyer told the Apex Court that the actor wanted to hear the case against him on merit.

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The honourable Supreme Court had on the last date asked us whether Mr Salman would consent to the Supreme Court hearing the case on merits. Today we informed the honourable Supreme Court that we had taken instructions from our client Salman Khan and the matter should be heard on merits.”

“Accordingly, leave is granted and the final hearing will take place in due course,” Salman’s lawyer Anand Desai, from DSK Legal, said.

The statement came soon after the Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a plea by the Maharashtra government challenging Mr Salman’s acquittal by the Bombay High Court.