Salman Khan exempts from court appearance till May 8


Salman Khan was exempted from appearing in session court in connection to September 2002 hit and run case till May 8. The actor has filed a review against the magistrate’s order which had dedicated the case to the sessions court after calling upon the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304-II of the IPC.

Salman Khan’s magistrate is trying to lesser the amount of punishment. The actor has been charged of rash and driving, and the session court said that the actor should also be tried under culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Khan's lawyer Ashok Mundargi has challenged the order of the court to be "erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record".

The court has asked Salman’s magistrate to submit his statement in written and the matter has been adjourned till May 8 for argument. 

The Bandra court has examined 17 witnesses and then sends the case to the sessions court for a fresh trial under the graver charge.

In 2002, drunken Salman Khan lost his control and drove his Toyota Land Cruiser into roadside bakery leading to the death of one man sleeping at the pavement and injuring four others. In February, the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court found the actor guilty of rash driving.

There is also the statement of his bodyguard who said that he has warned the actor to lower his speed as there was a blind turning ahead. The pathological report of the actor proved that he was under the influence of alcohol.


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