An official in the Law and Judiciary department said that directions have been issued to state lawyers to file the SLP.
"The government will challenge the high court verdict on its merits. The SLP will be filed within a week's time", the official said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had already announced that the state government would appeal against the High Court verdict that acquitted Khan of all charges.
According to the official by law, the government can challenge the High Court ruling within 90 days of the verdict.

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