The Supreme court on Friday sent a notice to Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case asking him why his acquittal in the case should not be overturned, reported The Times of India. The court sought a reply within six weeks. A bench of the apex court told the actor that "it would be much, much better if he gets acquittal from this court as it will save him from all the repercussions".
The Maharashtra government had challenged the Bombay High Court verdict that acquitted Khan of all charges in the case where the actor's Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into men sleeping on a pavement in a Mumbai suburb. One person was killed in the incident. While senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who appeared for Khan, told the Supreme Court that there was no evidence that the actor drove the car in question, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi held that many people at the accident spot saw Khan in the driver's seat on the night of the incident.