Friday 19 July 2013

Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run-case: First pictures from the court hearing

Mumbai:  In the wake of 2002 hit-and-run case, Salman Khan faces upto 10 years imprisonment. From today that is July 19 onwards, a case will run against Salman under section 304 (ii) of the IPC in Mumbai sessions court.


Mumbai, 2:00pm: gets first pictures from Salman Khan's court hearing today. Click to see all the pics of Salman Khan as well as the public prosecutor Abha Singh.

Mumbai, 1:00pm: Inside the court, Salman Khan's lawyer had said that he will appeal to the High Court for this case. The judge at the sessions court then declared that if the actor appeals at the High Court, he will not be able to return to the sessions court. Currently, heated arguments are going on between the actor's lawyer, the prosecution and the judge. In a while, Salman will declare as to whether he will proceed to the High Court or he will appear for his hearing at the sessions court on July 24.

Mumbai 12:50pm: Aditya Pancholi was seen stepping out of the sessions court along with Salman Khan.

Mumbai 12:47pm: The sessions court magistrate has said that Salman Khan has to be present at the court hearing on July 24, come what may. If he skips being present at the hearing on Wednesday, he will be arrested. Salman had earlier missed his June hearing for this case. Inside the court, the argument was all about article 304 (1) and (2), where the actor's lawyer argued about no intention behind the act. While the prosecution insisted that drinking and driving is as good as murder because the victimizer knows it could be fatal.

Mumbai 12:12pm: The sessions court judge U B Hejib has announced that he will pass the orders on framing charges against Salman Khan in 2002 hit-and-run case on July 24.

11:20 am: The Case so far
September 28, 2002: One person was killed and four others were injured when the Land Cruiser allegedly driven by Khan ran into a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra in the wee hours on September 28, 2002.Currently, Salman is being tried under Section 304 (I), (rash and negligent driving) which attracts maximum punishment of two years.
Salman’s imported Toyata Land Cruiser (MH-01-DA-32) was towed to the police station. The accident took place at 3 a.m. when Salman was driving from Khar to Bandstand at Bandra here. Immediately after the accident, he fled. At around 10.45 a.m., he surrendered at the Bandra police station and was taken for a blood test at the JJ Hospital at Byculla.
The deceased was identified as Nurula Mehboob Sharif. He was killed on the spot. Abdulla Rauf Abhul Shaikh (22) and Muslim Shaikh (17) were admitted to hospital with injuries.Two other injured were discharged after they were administered first-aid at the hospital.
Sept 28, 2002: Salman Khan allegedly rammed his car into a bakery in suburban Bandra and ran over people sleeping on the pavement, killing one person and injuring four
Oct 6, 2003: Local court framed ten charges against Khan, who pleaded not guilty
Sept 22, 2005: Trial against Khan begins.
In 2006, 24 of the 39 prosecution witnesses to the incident were not served summons, while others failed to turn up, leaving just one witness to testify
Oct 8, 2012: Court rejects Khan’s application to sell the car he was driving during the incident 
Feb 1, 2013:  A Magistrate’s Court in Mumbai said that there is evidence against Khan to evoke culpable homicide and directed him to appear before Sessions Court on March 11. If convicted, Khan could get 10 years in jail.Section 304 (II) attracts the maximum sentence of ten years.
June 24, 2013: A sessions court  held that the offence of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' under IPC had been made out against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in a 2002 hit-and-run case and rejected his appeal challenging a Magistrate's order invoking this charge.

11:00 am: Salman Khan, who has been charged under culpable homicide following his long pending 2002 hit-and-run case, will be in Mumbai sessions court today for the trial. The actor was asked to reach the court by 11 am, but so far, is nowhere to be seen around the court's entrance.

"There are chances of him turning late at the court as Salman resides in Bandra and the sessions court of Mumbai is far off from his place. The court is near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, that is South Mumbai, which is at quite a distance from his Bandra house. He might be stuck in traffic currently," said a source present at the court to 

Salman was given a month's time for his trial, when he was charged under culpable homicide at a sessions court in June.


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