Salman Khan withdraws plea from Supreme Court to summon Kamaal Khan as witness

New Delhi: A day after the Bombay High Court acquitted Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case, the actor today withdrew his plea from the Supreme Court seeking examination of his friend and singer Kamaal Khan as court witness in the case.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur allowed Mr Salman Khan’s lawyer to withdraw his appeal after she said that it had become infructuous in the light of Bombay High Court judgment in the main case.

The Bombay High Court had on November 30 dismissed Mr Salman Khan’s plea.

The high court yesterday acquitted Mr Salman Khan in the case, quashing the trial court order convicting and sentencing him for five years.

It held that the prosecution had failed to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that the actor was driving the vehicle at the time of accident and was drunk.