Khan was acquitted of the charge of drunk and driving and causing the death of one person and injuring three others in 2002.
The State government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High court that it has decided to appeal against the acquittal order given to actor Salman Khan in the Supreme Court, in the 2002 hit and run case. Government pleader Abhinandan Vangyani said that the sanction has been given by the state law and judiciary department and the appeal would be filed in January. The Prosecution recently sent its recommendations and suggestions to the State Home department suggesting the points based on which the government can appeal against the judgment of the Bombay High Court acquitting actor Salman Khan of all charges. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The high court had while completely discarding the evidence of star prosecution witness deceased constable Ravindra Patil, had noted that the evidence was recorded before the magistrate court when the charge against Khan was under section 304 (A) (causing death due to rash and negligent act). However, when the serious charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was added and the case was being heard before the sessions court, Patil was not available for examination by the prosecution and cross-examination by the defence thus his evidence could not be accepted.High Court in its 304-page judgment said the prosecution has failed to prove all charges against Salman khan beyond a reasonable doubt. There were several infirmities and improvements in the testimony of witnesses. The court has also held that the prosecution is not able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and the trial court had erred in wrongly appreciating the evidence brought on record by the prosecution. It was also held that Khan was drunk and driving the car at the time of the accident.Khan was acquitted of the charge of drunk and driving and causing the death of one person and injuring three others in 2002.