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Hit-and-run: Verdict on Salman's plea today

Mumbai, June 24 : A Mumbai sessions court on Monday will pronounce its verdict on the appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.


The court on June 10 adjourned the verdict on the case till June 24.

The court was going to deliver the verdict in connection to Khan's appeal against a magistrate's order for his retrial in the case under stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Khan was earlier facing the trail for rash and negligent driving, which awards the convict with a maximum sentence of two years.

However, the court handling his case, in January accepted that the police have provided evidence that merits trying the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which awards the convict a punishment upto ten years in prison.

The case was then transferred to the sessions court as the magistrates' court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the same.

In February, Khan challenged the order and filed a revision petition, pleading that the stringent charges against him be dropped.

In 2002, the actor driving a SUV had run into a bakery in suburban Bandra, and the accident took the life of one pavement dweller while injuring four persons sleeping on the pavement outside.

--IBNS (Posted on 24-06-2013)

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