Tomorrow is the final verdict day of Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case. The hearing of the case will begin tomorrow morning at 11 am.
Salman Khan who is currently shooting for his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir has left for Mumbai for the final verdict of the case. Salman was spotted at Srinagar airport wearing blue colour shirt, surrounded by number of police.
Police have geared up with tight security in the court to restrain Salman Khan’s fans from entering the premises. Reportedly only media and court staff will be allowed to enter court premises. Judge D W Deshpande had announced last month that the final hearing of 13 years long case would be pronounced on May 6.
Recently Bollywood celebs spoke in support of actor for the 2002 hit and run case. The film industry is keeping its fingers crossed as an investment of 200 Crore are riding on him. Salman Khan has back-to-back movies in his kitty.
Salman Khan’s car met with accident in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four. The actor has denied that he was on the wheel during the accident in 2002. If convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in prison.
Salman Khan has been charged under Indian Penal Code Sec. 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) which attracts up to 10 years in prison; Sec. 279 (rash and negligent driving) which stipulates six months jail; Sections 337 & 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt) with punishment up to two years; Sec. 427 (mischief causing damage to property) with maximum punishment of upto 2 years. Also Motor Vehicle Act Sections 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules) and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol) with punishment of cancellation of driving license; and sections of the Bombay Prohibition Act dealing with driving under the influence of alcohol which attract maximum 6 months jail.