2002 hit and run case: Mumbai sessions court holds Salman Khan guilty

Mumbai, May 6: Holding Salman Khan gulity in the 2002 hit and run case, a Mumbai Sessions court on Wednesday said that Salman was driving the car and was under the influence of alcohol when the mishap took place.

"You were driving the vehicle and you were under the influence of alcohol, " the court told Salman Khan.

2002 hit and run case: Mumbai sessions court holds Salman Khan guilty.
The actor was tried afresh under the harsher charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which is punishable with imprisonment upto 10 years.

A Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate, who conducted the trial under lesser charge of rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum punishment of two years, had in 2012 slapped the more serious offence of culpable homicide and committed the matter to the sessions court.

The actor had claimed he was not at the wheel at the time of the accident which killed one person and left four others injured on the night of September 28, 2002.

While the prosecution had insisted that a drunk Khan was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser that ran over the victims sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra, the actor had claimed it was his driver Ashok Singh who was behind the wheel.

Driver Singh had endorsed the defence's claim.

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