Superstar Salman Khan’s retrial in the hit-and-run case will begin in Mumbai on March 26. A Mumbai court ordered a fresh trial against the actor last December, after the charge against him was enhanced 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.
Court ordered to re-examine all the witnesses and evidence in the case.
In September 2002, Salman was allegedly driving a Land Cruiser that ran over a group of people sleeping on the pavement of a bakery in Suburban Bandra. The incident killed 1 person, while others were wounded.
The case has gone from court to court with arguments centered on whether Salman was driving the car that day or not. However Mumbai police confirmed they have enough evidence against him.
In 1998, Mr. Khan spent three days in prison for killing a black buck, an endangered species of deer, in Rajasthan.