Maharashtra government has decided to approach Supreme Court to appeal against Salman Khan's acquittal in hit-and-run case in the 2002. The government told Bombay High Court that it will challenge the verdict with the SC.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had told reporters that, "Government is studying the verdict and the state will take a decision." He did not indicate a time-frame within which the state will reach its conclusion on the matter.
The Bombay high court acquitted Salman Khan of all charges on 10 December 2015, citing the prosecution’s failure to prove that the 49-year-old star drove the vehicle after consuming alcohol.
Charges on Salman was ramming his car into a shop located in suburban Bandra, killing a person and injuring four others sleeping outside on 28 September 2002.
The judgment from the high court followed an appeal by Salman. The star appealed seven months after the trial court pronounced him guilty of running over five people sleeping on a pavement with his Toyota Land Cruiser.
Later the state prosecutors said the case could be appealed in a higher court.