13 years after the trial began, Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case came to end on May 6 where session court found him guilty and sentenced him for five years jail, convicted under all charges including under Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving); 279 (rash driving); 337 (causing minor injuries); 338 (causing major injuries) 427 (negligence) in connection with the case.
Under Motor Vehicle Act Sections 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules); 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol).
We give you the gist of Salman Khan’s judgment copy given by the trail court in Salman Khan’s hit and run case.
Salman Khan’s 13 years long case was argued where the actor denied he wasn’t driving the car at the time of accident. Where areas, the court also heard arguments from the prosecution where the evidence and witnesses proved that Salman Khan was guilty.
Punishable under section 304 II of Indian Penal Code, Salman was proved guilty with every evidence. The evidence showed that Salman was driving the vehicle. The judgment copy also shows that there were some evidences to show that the accident occurred due to the bursting of tyre, which was not taken into consideration by the trail judge. Also the case revealed that there were four persons in the offending vehicle but the prosecution did not chose to throw the light to show who the fourth person was.
The prosecutor showed that the fourth person was baseless and was brought up after a thought.
The report says that there were sufficient evidence to indicate that the Salman Khan was drunk and driving the vehicle during the time of accident, which would bring the offence committed by him under the penal provisions of section 304 II of the IPC.
After proving all the evidences, the court came to the conclusion and the trial then proceeded before the Magistrate on the accusation of Salman Khan having committed the offence punishable under section 304 A of the IPC.
17 witnesses for the prosecution were examined. After which the case was transferred to Session court for the trail.
The judgment copy suggest that during such cases the State does not oppose the suspension of the sentence during the pendency of appeal where the accuse is on bail during the trial. Neither Public prosecutor, nor the appellant had any objection. So the appeal of sentence was decided expeditiously.
Sentence was suspended on May 8th and bail was granted in cash of Rs 30,000 in lieu of surety as a temporary measure. Also Salman Khan’s passport by the Investigating Agency is been retained with no objection. The final appeal shall be heard in the month of July 2015.
On June 15, 2015 an appeal date would be decided on board for the directions. Meanwhile, Salman Khan has been given permission to travel abroad.