Hearing of Salman Khan's hit-and-run case adjourned to March 8

Added by harini on Mar 07, 2013

Today the Mumbai Sessions court adjourned the hearing over actor Salman Khan's plea, regarding his 2002 hit-and-run case, to March 8, Friday.

Salman Khan had challenged the order of a lower court to try Salman Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

In his petition yesterday, the actor had said that the lower court's order was "bad in law" and "erroneous".

The Sessions Court debated whether it had the jurisdiction to examine the matter.

“The matter is interlocutory in nature and therefore you should approach the Bombay High court as I don't have the jurisdiction to hear the same," the judge observed before adjourning the hearing.

On September 28, 2002, allegedly drunk Salman Khan rammed his SUV into a bakery on Hill Road, Bandra, in the early hours of the morning, killing one and injuring four persons asleep on the pavement outside.

The actor was earlier Section 304-A, causing death by negligence.

But in January in the wake of new evidence provided by police the charges were changed to Section 304-II, culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Other than culpable homicide, the actor has also been charged under IPC sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence). He also faces charges under the Motor Vehicles Act and other laws.

The trial for this case began way back in 2006.

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