Hit & Run:Victim's kin want money not Salman Khan behind bar

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Mumbai, June 25: When a Mumbai session court confirmed that Salman Khan would be tried for culpable homicide charge in connection with 2002 Hit and Run case, relatives of the victims said they want the due compensation.

The victim's relatives, who have been suffering and struggling to get their due compensation of Rs 10 lakh, said that they do not have "anything" against the Bollywood actor.

"I don't have anything against Salman Khan and we don't want to fight him in court either. All we need is the compensation that is due to us," said Feroz, son of Nurullah Mehboob who died on the fateful night of Sept 28, 2002.

Salman Khan

Mehoob died and four others were critically injured when the drunk actor allegedly rammed his Land Cruiser into a bakery on Bandra's Hill Road on Sept 28, 2002. His car ran over the sleeping workers leaving four injured and one dead. [Read: Salman Khan killed one; victim's kins still suffer for Rs 10L]

The Bombay High Court had asked the actor to pay the compensation of Rs 19 lakh to family members of the deceased and other injured persons. Howevever, the actor has not yet paid the money.

Speaking to media, Feroz said, "We didn't have a ration card but I am sure people can help us get the compensation as I am his legitimate son."

Feroz earlier was quoted as saying, "I was just 12 when my father passed away. We did hire a lawyer who didn't help us get the money we were entitled to. The only identity proof my mother had was a ration card which the lawyer took and did not return to us."

Salman Khan has been asked to appear before the session court on July 19. The actor initially was tried by a magistrate under lesser charge of causing death by negligence (Section 304A of IPC), that provides for a maximum punishment of two years in jail.

Later a metropolitan magistrate had examined 17 witnesses in the case and had invoked the more serious charge under Section 304 (III) of the IPC against Khan. The actor is likely to face imprisonment for 10 years.

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