Fresh trial in the Salman Khan 2002 hit and run case will begin from March 26, 2014. A Mumbai session court on Tuesday fixed the date for the fresh trail. The persecution has submitted a list of 17 witnesses, who will be examined and cross-examined again.
This comes after a magisterial court ordered a fresh trial in the case in December 2103. Earlier, Salman had been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, causing death by negligence among others. Since culpable homicide cases are triable by a sessions court, he referred the case to it.
The sessions court had on July 24, 2013 framed charges against Khan for culpable homicide for which he could have had faced a jail term up to 10 years, while the charge of rash and negligent driving entailed imprisonment for two years.
The actor had moved the sessions court on November 19, 2013 seeking a fresh trial in the case as he had not been given an opportunity in the magistrate’s court to cross-examine witnesses vis-a-vis the new charge of culpable homicide.
On September 28, 2002, a Toyota Lexus SUV, allegedly driven by him, had crushed a group of people sleeping on a pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one and injuring four.