Mumbai sessions court will be giving the verdict on Salman Khan’s appeal against the magistrate’s order for his retrial in the 2002 hit-and-run case under stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder today.
U B Hejbi, sessions court judge had set the date June 10 for giving the verdict after all the arguments ended a month ago.
Ashok Mundargi had advanced his argument against invoking the grave charge of ‘`culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ (section 304 part II IPC), saying that the order was “erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record.”
The magistrate that he had contended, failed to appreciate the actor neither had any intentions to kill people nor had the knowledge that his rash and negligent driving would end up killing a personal and causing injury to four others.
Such an offence is liable to a ten-year jail term and is triable by a sessions court.
Four people were injured and one was killed when Salman’s Land Cruiser had crushed a group of people who were sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in Bandra at late night on September 28, 2002.