Mumbai, July 24: The hearing on a 11-year-old hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan is set to be held on Wednesday. The trial has been postponed a number of times this year owing to the actor's failure to appear before the Sessions court.
In May, the date of hearing was fixed on June 10 and the actor was not required to be present in the court. But it was postponed again allegedly because of the absence of the court members.
Khan's speeding vehicle had crushed a sleeping pavement dweller besides injuring four others on the night of September 28, 2002. The actor had challenged the verdict given by the Bandra Magistrate Court that had charged him with culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304 part II of the Indian Penal Code).
Lawyer Ashok Mundargi had said that the magistrate court's verdict was errornous and contrary to the evidence on record. He said the magistrate did not take note of the fact that Khan didn't have the intention to kill anybody.
If proved guilty, Khan might face a 10-year jail term.