The High Court had ruled in the favour of the superstar a few months back...
Salman Khan was acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case by the High Court last December but it seems there hasn't been any relief for the actor. After nearly 13 years, the Khan family was relieved but the joy was short lived as one after the other, someone would challenge the decision of the high court. Earlier, the Maharashtra government tried to challenge the decision and now, the victim of the accident has also appealed in the Supreme Court.
Niyamat Shaikh, who was allegedly hit by Salman Khan's car, has appealed against the actor's acquittal in the case. The victim wants the Supreme Court to hear his plea when the highest court considers the Maharashtra government's appeal against Salman's acquittal. The daily wage earner is seeking more compensation after alleging that the accident lead to his disability and so, he can't earn money ona regular basis. He even mentioned that he is the sole bread-earner and his family is struggling to make ends meet. For that reason, he wants the court to help him receive more compensation from
Salman for the hardship he is going through.
Niyamat alleged that the High Court ignored the provision in sections 357 and 357 A of the CrPC, which provided for compensation to victims of crime. He now wants the Supreme Court to hear him out as he believes that the victim is also an integral part of the justice delivery system.
Family members of the other victims, have also filed petitions against the Bombay High Court verdict, which acquitted the actor in the case. They are also seeking more compensation. They want the
Supreme Court to take into consideration the account of Salman's police guard, Ravindra Patil, who was also present in the SUV at the time of the crash. and also a complainant in the case. According to Times Of India, the petition read, "It is submitted that the court of sessions had taken the correct view of the matter and the HC committed a grave legal error in reversing its finding. The HC erred in labelling the evidence of Patil as weak solely on the basis of omissions in the FIR."
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