2002 hit-and-run case: Arguments over in Salman's case, date of verdict to be announced tomorrow

New Delhi, April 20: The date of pronouncement of the verdict in Salman Khan's 2002 hit and run case will be announced on Tuesday (April 21).

"Tomorrow court will declare the date for declaration of final decision for Salman Khan's Hit and Run case," said Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat as per a TOI report.

2002 hit-and-run case: Date of verdict in Salman Khan's case to be announced tomorrow.
It has been nearly 13 years that the 2002 hit-and-run-case has been going on. 

The court had earlier also refused to give the defence more time to conclude its final arguments.

"I would decide on Monday the date of the judgement," said Sessions Judge D W Deshpande, when Khan's lawyer Shrikant Shivade said he needed more time.

"Conclude your argument by April 20 and no further time would be given either to the defence or prosecution to make more submissions," the judge said.

The prosecution has already argued its case. Altogether 27 witnesses were examined by the prosecution while the defence examined only one witness -- Khan's driver Ashok Singh.

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The 49-year-old actor is accused of ramming his Toyota Land Cruiser into a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four others.

He has been charged with 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' which attracts ten years imprisonment.

The sessions court is conducting a fresh trial. Earlier, the magistrate's court was trying Khan for the lesser charge of rash and negligent driving, which attracts two years jail term.

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However, mid-way during the trial, the magistrate felt that the charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' should be added, and he referred the case to the sessions court as the offence is not triable by a lower court.

Both Defence and prosecution is trying their best to prove their point in the case. While prosecution is trying his best to prove actor guilty, Defence is leaving no stone unturned to prove that Salman Khan is being implicated in false case.

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Salman Khan has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and if convicted, the actor may have to face jail term of upto ten years.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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