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SC refuses to hear plea seeking cancellation of Salman’s bail


New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to Bollywood star Salman Khan by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

“We are sorry. The petitioner is permitted to withdraw the petition,” the bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy said.

The bench was hearing a plea filed by Sushila Bai Himmat Rao Patil, through advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking the cancellation of bail granted to Khan and enhancement of his five year jail term awarded by the trial court.

Earlier on July 27, the apex court had dismissed Patil’s plea seeking transfer of Khan’s appeal against his conviction and five-year jail term in the case, out of the Bombay High Court.

On May 6, the actor was convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced to five years imprisonment in the case but escaped being sent to jail after the Bombay High Court granted him interim bail till May 8.

On May 8, the high court suspended the 5-year sentence of Khan in the case and granted him bail pending his appeal against conviction.

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