Hit-and-run case: verdict on Salman Khan's plea deferred till Jun 24
A sessions court today deferred till June 24 its order on an appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan against a magistrate's ruling invoking charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-run-case involving him.entertainment Updated: Jun 10, 2013 14:05 IST
Sessions Judge U B Hejib was to dictate the order in the court today. However, as the court staff did not turn up due to heavy rains in the metropolis, Salman's lawyer sought adjournment in the case. As the prosecutor did not object, the court deferred its verdict till June 24.
The judge had fixed June 10 for deciding the appeal after arguments concluded a month ago.
Advancing his argument against invoking the grave charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' (section 304 part II IPC), Ashok Mundargi had pleaded that the magistrate's order was "erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record." The magistrate, he contended, had failed to appreciate that the actor had neither the intention (to kill people) nor the knowledge that his rash and negligent driving would kill a person and cause injury to four others.
The offence under this section attracts a ten-year jail term and is triable by a sessions court.
Salman was earlier tried by a magistrate under lesser charge of causing death by negligence (Section 304A of IPC), that provides for a maximum punishment of two years in jail. However, in a twist to the case, the metropolitan magistrate, after examining 17 witnesses, had brought forth the more serious charge of culpable homicide against the 47-year-old superstar and transferred it to a sessions court for re-trial.
Salman's lawyer also filed written submissions on the appeal and made oral arguments.
Public Prosecutor Shankar Erande, while opposing Salman's appeal, said the magistrate had rightly invoked the charge of culpable homicide as he had committed a serious offence.
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First Published: Jun 10, 2013 13:01 IST