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Salman Khan hit and run case: hearing postponed till April 29

Written by Sumita Chatterjee   | April 08, 2013 12:10 IST (New Delhi)
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The court was to decide if the actor can be charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The Mumbai Sessions court has once again postponed the hearing related to the enhancement of charges against actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case to April 29, 2013.

The Mumbai Sessions court has once again postponed the hearing related to the enhancement of charges against actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case to April 29, 2013.

The hearing was previously postponed from March 25 to April 8.

The court was to decide if the actor can be charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Salman was earlier being tried for rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years. In January, the court handling his case accepted that the police has provided evidence that merits trying the actor for culpable homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

In February 2013, Salman Khan challenged the order and filed a revision petition, pleading that the more stringent charges be dropped. The actor contended that the magistrate had erred in invoking the charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' in the hit and run case. The magistrate had then transferred the matter to the Sessions Court as it didn't have the jurisdiction to hear the case.

The case goes back to September 28, 2002 - when the actor's SUV had run into a bakery in suburban Bandra - killing one and injuring four persons who were sleeping on the pavement outside.
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