Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hit-and-run case: Mumbai court orders fresh trial against Salman Khan

In the latest update in the 2002 hit-and-run case against Salman Khan, a Mumbai court has ordered fresh trial against the Bigg Boss 7 host. The Jai Ho actor who is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, had asked for a fresh trial. The court will re-examine all the evidence and witnesses and might begin the trial from December 23.

The court had earlier ordered that the Being Human actor should be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder instead of rash and negligent driving as the former carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.

Earlier, Salman had told the court that the old evidences should be discarded as he was facing a serious charge. The prosecution had then argued against fresh trial claiming that it was a stalling tactic.
In September 2002, the 48-year-old actor was allegedly driving a Toyota Land Cruiser that ran over a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in Bandra. During this, one person was killed and four others were injured in the accident.

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