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Salman Khan could be jailed for a max of 10 years


Salman Khan may face up to 10 years in jail following the hit-and-run case dating back to 2002. A Mumbai court on Thursday accepted the plea of the Maharashtra government, that the actor should be tried under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), a graver offence in the 2002 case.

Presently, the actor is being tried under section 304 (I) (rash and negligent driving), which attracts a maximum jail sentence of 2 years. On the other hand, the section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code attracts a maximum punishment of 10 years jail sentence.

Salman Khan will appear before the sessions court on Feb 11.

Confirming the news, lawyer Advocate Dipesh Mehta said, “Salman Khan would have to appear before the Sessions Court on February 11.”

On September 28, 2002, Salman Khan allegedly drunk, rammed his Toyota Land Crusier into a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one person sleeping on a pavement outside and injuring four others. Khan surrendered only eight hours after the incident.

The trial before the bandra magistrate’s court started in 2006. Advocate Mehta also said that Salman Khan would challenge Thursday’s order in high court.


  1. WTF???

    February 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    What kind of corrupt judicial system exists in India, that allows a supposedly drunk celebrity to kill someone, leave the scene of the crime and return 8 hours later? How is it that they are only now deciding what section of the Penal Code to charge him under AND why is this case only being tried now – 11 YEARS LATER??? That poor pedestrian!…R.I.P. And Salman has the nerve to walk around sporting “Being Human” shirts while the nation claps for his silly movies and encourages this negligent, woman beating, tantrum throwing, spiteful, vindictive, spoiled 47 year old brat? Wow some people will idolize just about anyone! Disgusting!

    • Tom

      February 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

      I completely agree. If he can’t take responsibility for his own actions and when he’s not willing to accept his own mistakes, what’s the point of supporting such a cause like “being human”, when he has no respect for another human’s life. IRONIC isn’t it.
      And people consider him a role model.

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