MUMBAI: Monday, Salman Khan’s lawyers were to argue the revision charges against the Bollywood actor in the the 2002 hit-and-run case at a Sessions Court. The court, here has once again postponed the hearing to April 29, 2013.
The application submitted by Khan challenges a Magistrate Court’s order which enhanced the charges levelled against the actor from death by negligence to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Sources revealed that today Salman Khan was not summoned to appear. Only after deciding the appeal, the main case would be heard.
Salman has contended that the magistrate’s decision of invoking Section 304 part II is s “erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record.” The punishment for culpable homicide attracts a maximum imprisonment of upto ten years. Previously, Salman was charged for causing death by negligence (section 304 A IPC), which provides a maximum punishment of upto two years of imprisonment.
After examining 17 witnesses, the magistrate transferred the case to the Sessions court for retrial.
In 2002, on September 28, Salman Khan allegedly rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser outside a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one person and injuring four other people, who were sleeping on the pavement.