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THE Bombay High Court on Friday passes an order to Television channels restraining for telecasting any programme on the hit and run case involving actor Salman Khan. Not enough, channels also cannot publish its contents on the Internet.

Justice S C Gupte passed this order.

Salman Khan has filed a suit against the defendants and also moved a notice of motion seeking a restraint order against the channels from repeating the controversial programme. Bollywod actor’s application pleading that allegations made in the shows were defamatory and sought to “dramatise and sensationalise” the case in which he is being prosecuted.  The programme was first shown on May 21 on Headlines Today and its contents were submitted before the High court in a CD.

Gaurav Joshi lawyer of Salman Khan, argued that allegations would influence and prejudice the outcome of the case.

Despite being served with a copy of the suit, notice of motion and the application seeking a restraint order, no lawyer appeared for TV Today Network Ltd, Headlines Today and five other channels.

The Court has posted the matter for hearing on June 2 for ad-interim reliefs.

47-year-old Khan is facing the charge of running his SUV over five people sleeping on a footpath outside a bakery in suburban Bandra, around 2am on September 28, 2002, killing one and injuring four others.

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