Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case have come up with a new twist after the session court on Tuesday announced that the final verdict date would be on May 6. But according to the recent news seems like verdict may get delayed.
An activist has brought some new twist in the case, he questioned why was Kamal Khan (singer) not examined as eyewitness despite of his presence in the car with Salman Khan at the time of the accident. Advocate Abha Singh who represented the activist who alleged “perjury by the police” in the trial, also wondered why such an important eye witness was left out completely. Abha Singh accused the police of handling the entire case with negligence and carelessness.
Abha said that she would submit written submissions to prove that police had recorded Kamal Khan‘s statement in October that year where he had said that Salman was in the driver’s seat and he sat behind him.
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.
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.