As we wait for the verdict, here are the charges that Salman Khan faces
news Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 05:30
A lower court in Mumbai is expected to pronounce the final verdict on the Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Wednesday, more than 12 years after the trial began. Salman has been accused of killing one and injuring four others after he allegedly rammed his white Toyota Land Cruiser into Bandra's American Express bakery in the early hours of September 28, 2002. The 49-year-old actor is 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 faces. Under the IPC, the actor has 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 a 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.
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