December 22, 2014

Salman Khan appears in court today, over hit-and-run case

By Mirwais Adeel - Thu Dec 27 2012, 10:23 am

Salman KhanBollywood actor Salman Khan is likely to appear before a magistrate’s court today in connection with a hearing on an application accusing him of delaying the trial in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Santosh Daundkar – who issued the summons – told Mid Day he met Bandra Police Inspector Abhay Shastri on December 24 and asked the police officer whether he had served the summons on Khan yet.

Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle had rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra killing one and injuring four persons who were sleeping on a pavement on September 28, 2002.

On December 3, former bureaucrat-turned-lawyer Aabha Singh had moved an application before the court alleging the actor was delaying the trial, after which the court issued summons to Salman.

Actor Salman Khan did not make it to court for a case that accuses him of delaying his trial in a hit-and-run case in 2002 after his sister and lawyer appeared in a Mumbai court to file a petition that sought his exemption today.

However Salman told reporters that he would be attending the hearing today.

The actor, who was booked on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder after the mishap, has maintained that it was merely an accident and he did not have any intention to kill anyone.

The Bombay High Court had held that Section 304 part II of the Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was not applicable in this case and the actor be tried under 304 A of IPC (rash and negligent driving) and other relevant sections.

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