Actor Salman Khan to appear in court for trial on the 2002 hit-and-run case

India News Bulletin Desk

Bollywood Tiger and Dabangg actor Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving his car, the Mumbai court has ruled, according to media reports in India.

Salman Khan to be tried in court for hit-and-run incident in 2002
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Salman Khan will appear in the court on Monday, March 11, 2013 for the trial.

If the 47-year-old actor is convicted, he is likely to face ten years of imprisonment which will be a major setback to his Bollywood career.

Salman Khan has been the subject of several controversies and has ran into legal trouble in many cases including the hit-and-run case and for hunting endangered species.

On 28 September 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving after his car – a Toyota Land Cruiser -- ran over the pavement in Bandra, Mumbai and killed one person who was sleeping on the pavement and injured three others. 

He was charged under culpable homicide but the actor argued that it was an accident and he did not intentionally kill anyone.

But the Mumbai High Court has ruled that the actor should be tried for rash and negligent driving that led to the death of a man.

Salman Khan will be tried under Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code and faces charges including rash driving, causing minor injuries, causing major injuries and for negligence.

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