Hit-And-Run Update: Salman Khan’s Lawyer Seeks Postponement

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Salman Khan's next hearing deferred to April 8
Salman Khan's next hearing deferred to April 8

MUMBAI: The Sessions Court in the city was to decide today if Bollywood superstar Salman Khan must indeed be tried under Section 304 part II of IPC: Culpable Homicide not amounting to Murder.

At the hearing, Salman Khan’s counsel Ashok Mundargi requested for more time from Sessions Judge UB Hejib.

Khan was earlier being tried for rash and negligent driving only, which carries a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment. However, in January the Magistrate’s court handling his case increased the charge to a more serious offence, agreeing with the police that there was enough evidence to prove that the actor “knew” his actions would result in death. Section 304 part II of IPC attracts a punishment upto ten years in prison.

February, Salman Khan challenged the Magistrate’s order calling it “erroneous” and “bad in law”. He has filed a revision petition, pleading that the more stringent charges be dropped.

The Mumbai Sessions court has postponed the hearing to April 8.