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Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Timeline since September 28, 2002

By Ians English

Mumbai, April 21: A Mumbai court on Tuesday, April 21 said that the final verdict of the infamous hit-and-run case involving Salman Khan will be announced on May 6. The actor may go to jail for 10 years if the court convicts him in the case.

Also read: Hit-and-Run case: Salman Khan tense, verdict date finalised; actor faces 10 year jail

Here is a timeline of the events that followed after the incident:

Timeline of Salman's hit-and-run case

September 28, 2002: Shortly after 2 am, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser rams into a roadside bakery in Bandra West, close to his seafront home in Galaxy Apartments. Four people sleeping outside the bakery are injured; one dies later.

Later that afternoon, Khan is arrested by the police and enlarged on bail by a metropolitan magistrate's court.

October 21, 2002: Salman charged under Section 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

October 24, 2002: Salman re-arrested; secures bail from a sessions court.

March, 2003: Salman Khan challenges the application of Section 304 II of the IPC.

May, 2003: Court rejects Khan's application and asks the magistrate's court to frame charges under the section 304 II of the IPC.

June, 2003: Salman appeals in the Bombay High Court, which holds that the section is not applicable in the case.

October, 2003: The state challenges the high court order in the Supreme Court.

Also read: Salman Khan's driver most truthful, natural witness: Defence

December, 2003: Supreme Court rules that the magistrate should, after perusing the evidence, decide whether to invoke the section 304 II.

October 2006: The Bandra metropolitan magistrate's Court frames charges against the actor under section 304 I (rash and negligent driving) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

May 22, 2007: A chemical analysis report suggests that Salman Khan was drunk at the time of the accident.

March 2011: The prosecution seeks enhanced charges against Salman.

December 2012: The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court rules that a case has been made out under Sec. 304 II and commits the trial to the Mumbai Sessions Court.

March 2013: Salman files a revision application with the Sessions Court, challenging the lower court order.

June 24, 2013: The sessions court rejects Salman's application, paving the way for applying the stringent section.

July 23, 2013: The Mumbai Sessions court frames charges against Salman invoking the enhanced charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder.'

December, 2013: The Mumbai Sessions Court orders a fresh trial against the actor and with recording of fresh evidence from all witnesses who had also deposed before the Metropolitan Magistrate court.

April 2014: First witness Samba Gowda deposes in the re-trial, and it continues before the Sessions Court with regular hearings.

March 25, 2015: Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat closed his case against Salman after examining 27 witnesses during the re-trial.

April 20, 2015: Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade forcefully argues against prosecution charges and closes its arguments.

April 20, 2015: Mumbai Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande sets date for verdict.

April 21, 2015: May 6 set as the date for the verdict.

May 6, 2015: Salman Khan guilty in the case, all charges against him proven.

Charges against Salman:

Indian Penal Code Sec. 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) which attracts upto 10 years in prison; Sec. 279 (rash and negligent driving) which stipulates six months jail; Secs. 337 & 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt) with punishment up to two years; Sec. 427 (mischief causing damage to property) with maximum punishment of upto 2 years.

Motor Vehicle Act: Secs. 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules) and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol with punishment of cancellation of driving license

Bombay Prohibition Act: Driving under influence of alcohol with maximum 6 months' jail.


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