Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, is going to face his retrial in the hit-and-run case, which is expected to begin in Mumbai today.
A Mumbai court had ordered a fresh trial against Salman in December last year, after the charge against him was increased from ‘rash and negligent driving’ to the more serious ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder,’ which carries a maximum sentence of ten years in jail.
All witnesses and evidences in Salman’s case will be re-examined.
In September 2002, Salman was allegedly driving a Toyota Land Cruiser that ran over a group of people sleeping on the walkaway outside a bakery in suburban Bandra. 1 person was killed and 4 others were wounded in the accident.
The case revolves from court to court with arguments centered around whether Salman was driving the car that day or not. The Mumbai police say they have enough evidence against Mr. Khan.
In 1998, Mr. Khan spent three days in prison for killing a black buck, an endangered species of deer, in Rajasthan.
The Dabangg Khan has recently delivered his political action drama Jai Ho, which also featured debutante Daisy Shah. The film made a 100 crore mark.