Hit-and-run case:Will Salman be tried for culpable homicide?

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Salman Khan
Mumbai, March 25: It is an important day in the life of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, as the 47-year-old actor will appear before the Mumbai Sessions court in regard to the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case on Monday, March 25.

The actor is likely to face more serious charges.

The court will decide whether the actor should be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts a punishment upto ten years in prison.

Earlier, a court in January said police has provided enough evidence that merits trying the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

However, the magistrate transferred the case to the Sessions Court as it "didn't have the jurisdiction to hear the case".

The actor came back to India from USA on Saturday, March 23 night and is likely to appear before the Court on Monday, sources close to the superstar informed.

Along with the prosecution's case against Salman, the court would also hear his appeal against the Magistrate's order, invoking the charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' against him which attracts a punishment upto ten years in prison.

Sessions Judge UB Hejib has scheduled the hearing for March 25, 2013, and the 47-year-old had been asked to be present on that day, the sources said.

On the fateful night of September 28, 2002, the actor allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol had run over his Toyota Land Cruiser on homeless people who were sleeping on the pavement. In the accident one person was killed and four were injured.

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