Bailable warrant against Salman cancelled, bodyguard Shera stands as new surety

After failing to provide surety on the given two dates, the Mumbai session issued bailable warrant against the actor in the 2002 hit-and-run case but yesterday the session court cancelled his arrest warrant after the actor's appearance.

In the first week of April, the court issued arrest warrant against the superstar after he failed to complete the procedure of providing surety (a guarantor for good behaviour) on the previous two dates, said Pradeep Gharat, special public prosecutor.

However, Salman appeared before the sessions court judge MG Deshpande and after completing all the legal procedures, court cancelled the arrest warrant against the actor. “Salman had to appear before the court here to furnish surety as per the direction of the Supreme Court which has admitted the government’s appeal,” special public prosecutor had said.

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Earlier this year, Salman Khan’s manager Reshma Shetty stood as his surety but last year, Reshma and Salman parted ways. Salman then approached Supreme court for the permission of a new surety of which the SC granted permission on February 23, 2018.

Salman appeared before the court and signed the documents for new surety. Salman's new surety in the 2002 hit-and-run case is his bodyguard Shera, his aide for ages now.

In the 2002 hit-and-run case, the actor was accused of running his car over people sleeping on the pavement in suburban Bandra. One killed in the mishap.