Partly Cloudy
9°CTue :Mostly Sunny. High: 22 Low: 9

2002 hit-and-run: Mumbai court to give order on Salman Khan’s plea today

2002 hit-and-run: Mumbai court to give order on Salman Khan's plea today

Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court will on Monday give the verdict in the appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan against a magistrate`s order in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Khan had appealed against the magistrate`s order directing a retrial of the case under the stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Sessions court judge UB Hejib will deliver his verdict in the matter today.

The arguments in the case concluded in early May, and Khan`s lawyer Ashok Mundargi had contended that the lower court`s order was “erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record”.

The fresh charge, under Section 304 (III) of the Indian Penal Code, would attract a maximum jail term of 10 years.
Earlier, Khan had been tried under the less severe Section 304A of IPC, relating to causing death by negligence, which stipulates a maximum two years in jail.

However, the metropolitan magistrate, after examining 17 witnesses in the case, had invoked the more serious charge under Section 304 (III) of the IPC against Khan.

Public prosecutor S. Erande had said that its witness, police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who has since died, had repeatedly warned Khan not to drive rashly, but the actor allegedly did not heed him.

Erande further submitted that Khan was drunk at the time of the incident in which one person was killed and four others injured.

Earlier, June 10 had been fixed for deciding the appeal, but the court workers were unable to make it on time due to heavy rains. Hence, the case hearing was postponed to June 24.

One person was killed and four others were injured when Salman’s Land Cruiser, allegedly driven by him, crushed a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra in the wee hours of September 28, 2002.

 

Top Stories

modi-l9

‘Narendra Modi visit, an opportunity to advancement on key Indo-US issues’

September-23-2014
Underlining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit shows an opportunity for advancement on key issues in Indo-US ties, a top American research
supremecourt380-Reuters10

Firs must be enrolled in all instances of police encounters: SC

September-23-2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided that Firs must be enrolled in all instances of police experiences. Besides, requiring a
moody_s_2119636f

Public sector banks must raise Rs 2.2 lakh cr for executing Basel III: Moody’s

September-23-2014
Mumbai: Real Public sector banks in India will need to raise Rs 1,50,000 crore to Rs 2,20,000 crore ($26-$37 billion) in the
Vandana

VLCC Womens Inspiration

September-22-2014
HYDERABAD: With the exquisite look she enhances, she resembles an encapsulation of her own venture. Vandana Luthra, organizer of VLCC, a thinning,
FRANCE-ECONOMY-PURCHASE-GOLD-FEATURE

Gold costs tumble, ‘no convincing reason’ to purchase

September-22-2014
Mutual funds augmented this current year’s longest passageway from bullish gold wagers as drooping costs and speculator surges since June eradicated $US
ls_medium

Two Indians chose MP’s in New Zealand

September-22-2014
Mahesh Bindra and Parmjeet Parmar figured in the rundown of MP’s, the New Zealand Herald reported. Two Indian-root pioneers have made it