Salman Khan's request to ban the media in the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case, has been rejected by the sessions court.
Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but instead, directed the media to report only after, the completion of recording of Salman's statements.He also directed the media to refrain from opinionating in the matter, or dwelling on merits and demerits of the case and to stick to plain reporting of the actual proceedings before the court.
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Earlier today, the actor reached the Mumbai Sessions Court at 11 a.m. to record his statement on the sequence of events pertaining to the case, which left one dead and four injured, when he rammed his car on the people, who were sleeping on a pavement, next to a bakery, in Bandra.
He was ordered to personally appear before the judge, to record his statement under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which is considered to be a crucial stage in the retrial of the case before the final arguments begin.
This development today, follows the conclusion of arguments by prosecutor Pradeep Gharat earlier this week.