Salman Khan
Salman Khan

After the much appalling verdict on Sanjay Dutt’s involvement in the 1993 Bombay Blasts case hit the news stands, all focus has suddenly rather unduly shifted to Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case. Perhaps driving home a baseless point that the men we so piously her worship are essentially brats, the case is constantly in news now. A Sessions court in Mumbai shifted the date of the case’s hearing to 8th April.

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Previously the magistrate court had charged the actor on the grounds of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304, Part 2, Indian Penal Code) after which the trial was shifted to the Sessions Court this month. The charge under which Salman Khan is being tried, if proved can result in a punishment of 10 years of imprisonment.

Salman’s lawyer had filed a petition asking the court to review their previous verdict, and relieving the charges the culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The case will be overseen by Sessions Judge Justice U.B Hajib who will hear the case on 8th April.

The Magistrate Court had tried Salman Khan for a relatively lesser charge of causing death by negligence (Section 304A IPC) which would have meted him out a maximum punishment of imprisonment for 2 years.

Reportedly the 2002 hit and run case was framed against the actor Salman Khan when he rammed his Land Cruiser into a suburban Mumbai bakery in the wee hours of the morning of 28th September, 2002 killing one pavement dweller and seriously injuring four more.

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