Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been on the wrong side of the law on many occasions (his black buck poaching case and his drunk driving case), but the actor recently found the law on his side, when he complained about a news channel broadcasting defamatory allegations against him.
Sources claim that Salman Khan had approached the court seeking an injunction on broadcasting of such defamatory news items and also directing the channel to either submit a written apology or telecast an apology. The High Court observed that it was satisfied that the news channel had been guilty of indulging in broadcasting defamatory allegations against Salman, which was likely to prejudice the pending proceedings against him. The court further restrained the channel from broadcasting such items and the matter has been posted for further hearing tomorrow.
On September 28, 2002, Salman Khan had allegedly rammed his car into a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one and injuring four others who were sleeping on the footpath. The Sessions Court recently ruled that the actor be charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts a sentene of ten years of imprisonment.