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2002 hit-and-run case: charges against Salman Khan on July 24

bollywood Updated: Jul 20, 2013 01:35 IST
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The sessions court on Friday reserved its order on whether Bollywood actor Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case, and adjourned the case to July 24.

The decision has considerable bearing as the charge, which was contested by Salman’s counsel, carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail.

Public prosecutor Shanker Erande, however, argued the actor had knowledge of the act and that is why he decided to flee the spot.

A person sleeping on a pavement in Bandra was killed and four others were injured when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser allegedly rammed into a bakery on the night of September 28 that year.

The actor, made to sit alone in the dock meant for the accused, was seen occasionally dozing off during the two-hour proceeding.

He has been asked to remain present during the next hearing.