Mumbai, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

A local court today deferred till April 28, the re-trial in hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the prosecution sought time to bring witnesses in the court since police are engaged in election duty.

Session Judge D W Deshpande fixed April 28 for re-trial of the case following a submission made by the investigating officer stating that since policemen were deployed on election duty they would not be able to bring witnesses in the court.

Salman, who was present in the court, was seen wearing a white shirt and blue denim.

The prosecution has submitted a list of 64 witnesses but they are not going to examine all of them. Some selected witnesses would be examined in re-trial.

The actor is facing the charge of running over his sports utility vehicle on a group of people sleeping on a footpath outside a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one and injuring four others.

On December 5 last year, the court had ordered a fresh trial on the ground that the witnesses had not been examined in the context of aggravated charge of culpable homicide, which was invoked against the actor midway through the case.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)