2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan may face up to 10 years imprisonment
2002 hit-and-run: Salman may face up to 10 years jail term
Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for a 2002 hit-and-run case, a court in Mumbai ruled today.
If convicted, he could face ten years in jail.
In 2002, Mr Khan’s SUV had rammed into a bakery in suburban Mumbai killing one and injuring four persons asleep on the pavement outside. The trial in the case started in 2005.
In 2011, the Mumbai police appealed that stricter charges be leveled against the actor after the Bombay High Court reduced the charges to rash and negligent driving. The court handling his case today accepted that the evidence submitted by the police allows for the superstar to be charged with culpable homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of ten years.
In December 2003, the Bombay high Court had overturned a Session Court decision to charge the actor with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, ruling that there was not enough evidence.
Mr Khan has been ordered to appear in a sessions court on March 11 where the new charges against him will be formally presented.