2002 hit-and-run case: Salman may face 10 years in jail for culpable homicide

A Magistrate’s Court in Mumbai yesterday said that there is evidence against Khan to evoke culpable homicide and directed him to appear before Sessions Court on March 11. If convicted, Khan could get 10 years in jail.

Currently, Salman is being tried under Section 304 (I), (rash and negligent driving) which attracts maximum punishment of two years. Section 304 (II) attracts the maximum sentence of ten years. The incident in question occurred on September 28, 2002 when Salman’s SUV crashed into a bakery in Mumbai injuring four and killing one person sleeping on the pavement.

While the trial started in 2005, the Mumbai police asked for firmer charges to be put against the star in 2011, as he was just being tried for rash and negligent driving. Salman will reportedly have to attend court on March 11 where he will be formally charged.

>> Sept 28, 2002: Salman Khan allegedly rammed his car into a bakery in suburban Bandra and ran over people sleeping on the pavement, killing one person and injuring four.

>> Oct 6, 2003: Local court framed ten charges against Khan, who pleaded not guilty.

>> Sept 22, 2005: Trial against Khan begins.

>> In 2006, 24 of the 39 prosecution witnesses to the incident were not served summons, while others failed to turn up, leaving just one witness to testify.

>> Oct 8, 2012: Court rejects Khan’s application to sell the car he was driving during the incident.

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