Salman Khan hit and run case: 64 witnesses to be examined

Salman Khan’s hit and run case, which has been going on since 2002, got a new twist today when the prosecution gave the court a list of 64 witnesses they wish to examine.

Salman Khan is facing charges of killing one person and injuring four others when the Land Cruiser he was driving jumped onto the curb by accident.

Sessions Judge D W Deshpande deferred the issue to February 12th and ordered the state to file additional documents if they wanted to furnish in the fresh trial against the actor.

The prosecution, in the letter to the government, said this was a fit case to file an appeal as the judge had erred in holding a de novo (fresh) trial. It said that there was no provision in law to hold a fresh trial and the evidence adduced in a court could not be discarded and argued that it would be difficult for them to trace all the witnesses and re-examine them and the evidence recorded earlier in this case by a Magistrate cannot be discarded and may be used in the trial.

The actor had earlier been tried by a Magistrate for a lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which entailed an imprisonment of two years but now, he might be charged with culpable homicide and given a graver sentence. Will he join his friend Sanjay Dutt in prison now?

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