MUMBAI: Appearing in a court here on Wednesday in the 11-year-old hit-and-run case, actor Salman Khan was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The actor had allegedly rammed his land Cruiser into a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four others who were sleeping on the pavement.
Appearing before sessions judge U B Hejib, Salman Khan was also charged charged with Section 279 for causing death by negligence.
Others provisions of the Indian Penal Code slapped on him are Section 337 (causing hurt by an act), Section 338 (causing grievous hurt) and Section 427 (causing damage or mischief to property).
The actor, didn’t plead guilty to the charges, paving the way for his trial. If found guilty, the actor faces up to 10 years in jail.
Though the court allowed his application seeking exemption from personal appearance during the trial, he was ordered to be present before the judge whenever required.
At the request of Salman Khan’s lawyer Srikant Shivade, the court also asked the media to report the proceedings correctly.
Last month, the sessions court had rejected Khan’s appeal that there wasn’t evidence against him to merit a trial.
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