|Bollywood superstar Salman Khan personally appeared in the Mumbai sessions court on Friday for a hearing in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Salman was accompanied with his two sisters for the hearing where charges against him were to be framed by the court today. However, the court deferred the hearing to July 24 when the charges against the superstar are likely to be framed.
The 47-year-old will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code. If convicted, he could face imprisonment of up to 10 years.
The hit-and-run case dates back to September 28, 2002 when Salman Khan’s Landcruiser, allegedly driven by the actor himself, ran over people sleeping on the pavement outside a Bandra bakery. One person died and four were injured in the accident.
The prosecution alleges that Salman was drunk and driving at a very high speed. The actor was previously tried for a lesser charge of rash and negligent driving, but the prosecution demanded that the superstar be tried for the stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Last month, a Mumbai court had upheld that the actor would be tried for harsher charge.
Salman Khan, presently busy with the filming of Mental, now waits for July 24.
We will keep you posted.