Mumbai(web team): A Mumbai sessions court on Wednesday convicted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run-case.
The judge at the Mumbai Sessions Court tells Salman Khan that you were driving while drunk and nad had no licence. The 49-year-old actor is charged with culpable homicide and could face up to 10 years in jail.
One person was killed and four others were injured on the night of September 28, 2002 in suburban Bandra when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser rammed into a Bakery.
The victims were sleeping on the pavement when the SUV ran over them.
Salman has been booked under Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving); 279 (rash driving); 337 (causing minor injuries); 338 (causing major injuries) 427 (negligence) in connection with the case.
Under Motor Vehicle Act Sections 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules); 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol).
13:44 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Bollywood actors rushed to Salman’s home in Galaxy Apartment in suburban Bandra.
13:43 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail
12:38 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Court will announce quantum of punishment at 1:10PM
12:30 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat asks judge to give maximum punishment of 10 years to Salman Khan.
12:20 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Salman Khan’s lawyer Shrikant Shivade to judge: Please do not give a sentence of more than 3 years. Salman has an illness, if he is jailed there should be some conditions for treatment.
11:51 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Salman Khan listens to verdict with tears in his eyes.
11:40 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Court, after convicting Salman, is hearing his lawyer’s arguments on the quantum of punishment.
Salman Khan’s lawyer pleaded with judge for maximum sentence of 2 years and a fine, keeping in mind Salman Khan’s humanitarian work.
11:30 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Court relied upon judgements in Alistair Pereira case and Nikhil Nanda BMW case of Delhi while convicting Salman.
11:16 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Actor Salman Khan convicted in 2002-hit-and-run-case.
10:45 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Salman Khan reaches Sessions Court
10:43 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Have placed all facts in front of the court
Speaking to media, Public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said, “In coming hours court will pronounce it’s verdict. We have tried to bring the truth and placed all facts in front of the court”.
10:00 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Sohail Khan reaches Sessions Court
9:54 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Salman Khan leaves home
9:36 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
At Salman’s home in Galaxy Apartment in suburban Bandra, his family members – mother Salma, brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan, sisters Alvira and Arpita have been offering prayers since last night.
“We are all eagerly waiting for the verdict and we hope all will go well,” Salman’s father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan said.
9:25 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Strong posse of policemen deployed at the sessions court
A strong posse of policemen has been deployed at the sessions court which is set to deliver its verdict today in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan even as his family offered prayers ahead of the outcome.
9:23 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
The actor is expected to leave for the court at 10.30 am.
9:15 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Twitter set abuzz with #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan
8:45 IST Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Salman’s sister Alvira reaches the actor’s residence.
The popular 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 has 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 has 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 has claimed it was his driver Ashok Singh who was behind the wheel. Driver Singh has endorsed the defence’s claim.
Here is how Twitterrati expressed their sentiments.