Bollywood actor Salman Khan's court hearing in the 2002 hit-and-run case has been adjourned to September 5. The court also announced that a different judge would be there in his next hearing. Salman Khan's Toyota Land cruiser SUV ran over a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in Bandra in 2002. In the accident, one person was killed and four others were injured badly.
Earlier, Salman Khan was only being tried for rash and negligent driving, which has a sentence of two years. But in January 2013, the metropolitan magistrate, examined 17 witnesses related to the hit-and-run case and charged Salman Khan for culpable homicide. In March 2013, 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.
But on June 24, the Mumbai Sessions Court rejected Salman Khan's review petition. And now the actor is facing a fresh trial on the culpable homicide not amounting to murder case, under Section 304 of IPC. If convicted, Salman Khan will have to go to the jail for ten years.
In 1998, Salman Khan spent three days in jail for killing a blackbuck, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai, in Rajasthan.