news Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 05:30
A Sessions Court in Mumbai has pronounced its verdict in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Wednesday, finding the actor guilty on eight charges, more than 12 years after the accident happened.  Salman has been found guilty of killing one and injuring four others after he rammed his white Toyota Land Cruiser into Bandra's American Express bakery in the early hours of September 28, 2002. Read- After 12 years, Salman Khan convicted of killing Nurullah Sharif in 2002 hit-and-run case The 49-year-old actor was facing charges under the Indian Penal Code, the Motor Vehicles Act and the Bombay Prohibition Act. Here's a list of charges that the actor faced. Under the IPC, the actor had been charged with 1) Section 304 part (ii) - Culpable homicide and not amounting to murder, which can extend to a prison spell for up to 10 years. 2) Section 279 - rash and negligent driving, which dictates six months in jail 3) Sections 337 & 338 - causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt which leads to a punishment of up to two years. 4) Section 427 - mischief causing damage to property which also has a punishment extendable up to two years. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, the actor is charged with 1) Section 34 (a), (b) read with 181 - driving vehicle in contravention of rules 2)  Section 185 - under the influence of alcohol or a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle. Salman Khan was also charged under sections of the Bombay Prohibition Act relating to driving under the influence of alcohol which attracts six months in jail. The case took a turn on March 27 after Salman's driver Ashok Singh claimed that he was driving the car and not the actor following which the court said that it would give its judgement on May 6.