According to reports, Salman Khan will face a fresh trial in the 2002 hit-and-run case. This comes after a sessions court on Monday dismissed his petition challenging a metropolitan court order invoking the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
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Reportedly, Salman had earlier been tried for a lesser offence of causing death by negligence (Section 304 A of IPC), which provides for a maximum punishment of two years in jail. It is believed that he will now stand trial under a harsher law pertaining to culpable homicide that could attract imprisonment up to ten years.
It can be recalled that one person was killed and four others were injured when Salman’s Land Cruiser, allegedly driven by him, hit a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in Mumbai.