BY ANUJ RADIA
Post getting bail granted by the Jodhpur Court in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case, the Mumbai Session Court has cancelled the bailable warrant issued against him in the 2002 Hit and Run Case.
The bailable warrant was issued against Salman when he failed to complete the procedure of providing surety that guarantees good behaviour of the person involved. Salman Khan missed out on the same on his last two court dates.
Salman’s lawyer filed an application requesting the warrant to be cancelled and that Salman would complete all required procedures.
Following up all the sessions and the application, the bailable warrant was finally cancelled today.
In 2015, Salman was convicted by the Mumbai Sessions Court for the hit-and-run case in which one person had died while four others were injured.
The superstar appealed to the Bombay High Court against his conviction and was eventually acquitted.
However, when the Maharashtra government appealed against his acquittal, Salman had to furnish surety of Rs 25,000. An accused is required to submit surety – a guarantee is given by a person that the accused will fulfil the obligation or conditions set by the court.
Khan’s manager Reshma had stood as his surety earlier but last year, the two parted ways. Because of this, Salman had approached Supreme Court seeking discharge of his earlier surety. The Supreme Court allowed this on February 23, 2018.
The details for the new surety was to be submitted at the beginning of this month but around the same time, Salman was sent to a jail in Jodhpur following his conviction in the blackbuck poaching case.
Further updates to follow.