Superstar Salman Khan will face trial in Mumbai sessions court for culpable homicide today (24 July), in connection with the 2002 hit and run case.
Salman was supposed to leave for London on 26th July for the shooting of his upcoming movie Kick, but due to his hearing today, he canceled the trip.
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.
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 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's review petition. And now the actor will now have to face 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.
Story first published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 9:51 [IST]