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HC to hear Salman’s appeal

Today:- Mumbai : The Bombay High Court said it will hear the appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan against the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case from July 30 on a regular basis. Salman’s lawyer Amit Desai sought adjournment of hearing till August 3, but Justice A R Joshi did not consider his plea and decided to hear the 49-year-old actor’s appeal from July 30. In a related development, the judge also dismissed an intervention plea for granting a stay on the hearing on the ground that the applicant had no locus standi in the matter. A murder convict, whose appeal has not been heard since 2009, had filed the intervention application. His contention was that the matters involving celebrities were being heard out-of-turn, whereas those of others were kept pending and
such convicts have to languish in jail. He has also filed a separate petition making the same
allegation about appeals of celebrities being heard urgently. His lawyer Aparna Vatkar prayed that his appeal may be heard expeditiously. Prosecutor S S Shinde, however, said he had no locus
standi (right to be heard) in this matter. The applicant can pursue his other petition which is before another bench, said Shinde.
By: Teennews1 Network Team

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