Salman’s plea against conviction adjourned till July 1 

Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Monday adjourned till July 1 Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appeal against his conviction by a lower court in the September 2002 accident case.

When the matter came up on Monday, the actor’s counsel Amit Desai informed the high court that the “paper book” – a compilation of all evidence and documents that is served to both sides by the court – was yet to be completed.

Justice A.R. Joshi ordered expeditious completion of the case papers before the formal hearing in the matter could be taken up.

The judge posted the matter for July 1.

A lower court on May 6 sentenced the actor to five years in jail for various charges, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Salman, 49, appealed against the conviction in the high court which suspended his sentence and subsequently granted him bail.

The superstar has been convicted for ramming his car into a bakery in Bandra west, killing one pavement dweller and injuring four others, on September 28, 2002.

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