Fresh charges pressed against Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan promoting his film Ek Tha Tiger in Lucknow.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan will appear before a Sessions Court on March 25, Monday, in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

The case came up before the Sessions Court after a magistrate transferred the matter to that court by charging the actor with a more serious charge of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.

One person was killed and four injured when a Land Cruiser, allegedly driven by Salman, ran over people sleeping on pavement in Bandra in the wee hours of September 28, 2002.

Meanwhile, a Jodhpur court read out fresh charges against Salman, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre for hunting blackbucks, a protected species, in Rajasthan 14 years ago. Salman was charged under the Wildlife Protection Act. Charges against him under the Arms Act have been dropped. If convicted, the actors face up to six years in jail.      

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