21/07/2015 2:33 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Salman Khan Hit-And-Run Case: SC Agrees To Hear Petition Challenging Bail

INDIA OUT - Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaves home for court in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 8, 2015. A court on Friday granted bail to Khan, one of India's biggest movie stars, until it hears his appeal challenging his conviction in a drunk-driving hit-and-run case more than a decade ago. (Shashank Parade/Press Trust of India via AP)

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition challenging the bail given to actor Salman Khan till July 20 in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Bombay High Court had earlier adjourned the hearing on July 13.

Khan, who got a respite in the hit-and- run case after the Bombay High Court stayed his five-year conviction, was earlier directed to submit Rs. 2 lakhs as security before leaving the country for a show.

A criminal court had earlier convicted Khan of culpable homicide on charges that he lost control of his car when driving under the influence of alcohol in 2002 and rammed into a group of people sleeping on a pavement.

Khan denied being behind the wheel, contradicting the testimony of several witnesses. The actor's driver had in March said that he was driving the vehicle during the accident.

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