Today, a Mumbai session court is likely to give verdict on
Khan's infamous 2002 hit and run case. The court will decide
whether or not the actor should be punished for culpable homicide
not amounting to murder. If convicted for this charge Salman Khan
will have to got to jail for ten years.
Earlier Salman Khan was only being tried for rash and negligent
driving, which has a sentence of two years, according to law. But
in January this year, the metropolitan magistrate, after examining
17 witnesses in the case, charged Salman Khan for culpable
In March, Salman Khan appealed against the magistrate's order
and asked for a retrial in the case under the stringent charge of
culpable homicide not amounting to murder. In the petition filed by
the actor, it was mentioned that the magistrate's order is "bad in
law" and "erroneous".
Salman Khan's SUV ran over a group of people sleeping on the
pavement in 2002. In the accident, one person was killed and four
others were injured badly.