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Retrial in hit-and-run case deferred

The retrial in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday deferred till April 28 by a Mumbai sessions court as the prosecution sought more time to produce witnesses in view of police deployment on election duty.

Salman arrived in court (in picture) accompanied by his sister Alvira and his bodyguard.

Investigating officer Rajendra Kane informed the court they were not prepared to go ahead with the trial yet because the police were on election duty.

This is the second time the retrial has been put off. On March 26, three witnesses had failed to turn up.

Salman is accused of running over people sleeping on a pavement, killing one and injuring four. His lawyer Srikant Shivade said the actor was ready to face the trial. (PTI)