Transfer of Salman's appeal against his conviction, jail term out of Bombay HC sought

Transfer of Salman

8250salmankhan-219New Delhi, Jul 21 - A Delhi-based lawyer today filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of Bollywood super star Salman Khan's appeal against his conviction and five-year jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case out of the Bombay High court. Supreme Court lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, in his petition, stated that the state machinery, police and administrative offices are "standing behind Khan to destroy prosecution case in favour of the accused person (Khan) by hook and by crook." "If the state itself support the accused and his crime, have their hand to eliminate evidence, no justice in any manner is possible to anyone," Mr Sharma, in his petition, claimed. The plea also stated that if the appeal would be pending in the state, the "entire evidence will be destroyed". "There is no chance of justice in Maharashtra and within the state machinery, hence the entire action of justice be conducted in Delhi instead of Maharashtra in the interest of justice," the petition, filed by advocate Sharma, said. On May 6, 2015, Khan was convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years imprisonment in the case. But the Bombay High Court granted him interim bail till May 8. On May 8, the HC suspended the five-year sentence of Khan in the case and granted him bail pending his appeal against conviction.

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