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Salman seeks court nod to sell car

Actor Salman Khan has moved an application before the metropolitan magistrate’s court seeking permission to sell his Toyota Land Cruiser, the car that crashed into a Bandra pavement in September 2002.

mumbai Updated: Mar 24, 2012 01:28 IST
Charul Shah

Actor Salman Khan has moved an application before the metropolitan magistrate’s court seeking permission to sell his Toyota Land Cruiser, the car that crashed into a Bandra pavement in September 2002. One pavement dweller was killed while four others were injured in the accident.

Dipesh Mehta, the actor’s lawyer, said, “He [Salman Khan] does not need that car anymore… it is very old. It was just kept for the trial and is not used much.” After the incident, the car was in police custody for a few years, till Khan was allowed to get it repaired. The court later allowed him to take the car back.

“However, now that the car has been inspected completely, it is no longer needed for the trial. Hence we have moved an application that he may be allowed to sell the car,” Mehta said.

The application was filed earlier this month and the public prosecutor has been asked to file a reply in the matter. The trial in the case started in 2005.

The magistrate had framed charges against Khan under sections 304 A of IPC (rash and negligent driving), 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) of the IPC. However, the actor maintained that it was merely an accident and he did not have any intention to kill anyone.