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Salman Khan verdict: Here's how the hit-and-run case unfolded

A sessions court is all set to deliver its verdict today in the hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is charged with killing one person and injuring four by ramming his SUV into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra 13 years ago. We bring you how the events unfolded over the years...

bollywood Updated: May 08, 2015 14:00 IST
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A sessions court is all set to deliver its verdict today in the hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is charged with killing one person and injuring four by ramming his SUV into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra 13 years ago. We bring you how the events unfolded over the years...



September 28, 2002: Actor Salman Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into a bakery in Bandra, killing one and injuring four others who were sleeping on a pavement. The actor was arrested and granted bail.



October 2002:
The police filed a charge sheet against Khan on charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.



2003:
Khan challenged the application of the section first before the sessions court. The court rejected Khan’s plea and applied the section to the case, after which he moved the Bombay high court (HC). The HC held that section 304 part II of the Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was not applicable in the case.



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A police officer inspects actor Salman Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser after it crashed into a bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002. (HT file photo/ Girish Srivastava)



October 2003: After the HC order, the state moved the Supreme Court (SC) against the order. The SC set aside both the orders and held that the magistrate should, after perusal of the evidence, decide whether the harsher section is applicable to the case.



2006:
The magistrate court framed charges against the actor under 304 A of IPC (rash and negligent driving) and other relevant sections.



March 2011:
The prosecution sought that Khan be tried for more serious charge of section 304 part II.



December 2012:
The magistrate court added the section and committed the trial to sessions court.



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Bollywood actor Salman Khan was charged with killing one person and injuring four when his Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into a bakery in Bandra in 2002. (Reuters file photo)



July 23, 2013: The sessions court framed charges against the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, under which if proved guilty, the actor may face jail term up to 10 years.



August 19, 2013:
The case was assigned to a new judge.



November 19, 2013:
Khan pleaded for a fresh trial before the sessions court.



December 5, 2013:
Fresh trial was ordered.



March 30, 2015:
Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh confessed he was driving the car and not the actor.



April 1, 2015:
The prosecution began final argument.



April 9, 2015:
Prosecution concluded their arguments.



April 10, 2015:
Defence began final argument.



April 20, 2015:
Defence completed the argument.

May 6, 2015: Salman Khan convicted and sentenced to fiver years in prison by the sessions court.

May 8, 2015: Salman's five-year jail sentence suspended by Bombay High Court. The court could hear his appeal in June or July.



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Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrived in Mumbai ahead of the verdict in 2002 hit-and-run case. (HT photo/Satish Bate)



Charges against the actor


304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC

279 (rash and negligent driving) of IPC

337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) of IPC

338 (causing grievous hurt) of IPC

427 (mischief causing damage to property) of IPC



Motor Vehicle Act

Sections 34(a) and (b)

(cancellation of registration of vehicle) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules)

185 (driving at great speed after taking drinks) of the Bombay Prohibition Act