Mumbai, June 26: Days after the shocking court decision on Salman Khan, the Bollywood actor finally broke his silence. The actor on Wednesday, June 26 launched his own website which would give all details regarding the court cases involving the actor.
The landing page of Salman Khan's website says, "Certain court cases are
filed against me. There is widespread media reporting of these
cases. The reports are sometimes inaccurate and misleading, and
cause damage to my reputation, both personal and
"I have been advised to put up this website to provide easy accessible information about the ongoing status of these cases," added the statement.
Continuing the statement, the actor said, "I encourage all those interested in knowing about the cases, particularly the media, to verify facts available on this site."
Salman's latest move of launching the site has been taken following a Mumbai session court's decision of dismissing his plea in connection with 2002 hit and run case.
Overruling Salman's plea, the court decided that he would be tried in culpable homicide charge which implicates a jail term of 10 year.
The actor had appealed against a magistrate's order for his retrial in the 2002 hit-and-run case under stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Salman Khan was earlier 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.
Advancing his argument against invoking the grave charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' under section 304 part II IPC, Salman's lawyer Ashok Mundargi had pleaded that the magistrate's order was "erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record."
The magistrate, he contended, had failed to appreciate that Salman Khan had neither the intention (to kill people) nor the knowledge that his rash and negligent driving would kill a person and cause injury to four others.