Salman Khan
Bollywood star Salman KhanVarinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's appeal against five-year jail sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case will commence on Thursday.

The Bombay High Court on Monday announced that Salman's plea would be heard on 30 July.

Earlier this month, the high court postponed the hearing date after it came to their notice that all the paper book of the appeal were not translated from Marathi to English, Hindustan Times reported. According to procedural law, the copies/documents should be translated to English.

Advocate Amit Desai, who is representing Salman, has appealed to the high court to adjourn the hearing till 3 August. But Justice A R Joshi rejected the plea and decided to hear the appeal from 30 July onwards, Press Trust of India reported.

On 6 May, Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande convicted Salman in the 2002 hit-and-run case on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him to five-year jail term.

However, two days later the Bombay High Court suspended his jail term and asked Salman to surrender before sessions court to get a fresh bail bond. 

In 2002, Salman's Land Rover crashed into a footpath near a laundry shop on Bandra's Hill Road area in Mumbai killing one and injuring four others.

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