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Charge of homicide against Salman quashed

September 03, 2003 13:19 IST
Last Updated: September 03, 2003 15:16 IST


The Mumbai high court on Wednesday quashed a sessions court order, which had framed charges against film actor Salman Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in a hit-and-run case.

Hearing an appeal filed by the actor against the lower court order, Justice V M Kanade held that Section 304 part II of the Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was not applicable in this case and the actor be tried under 304 A of IPC (rash and negligent driving) and other provisions of the law.

The court also ruled that other charges framed against Salman under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) of the IPC will not be altered.

Salman will continue to face charges under the Motor Vehicles Act. The court ruled that he will now be tried by an appropriate court.

Salman had on September 28 last year rammed his car into a bakery in suburban Bandra killing one person and injuring four others.

His lawyers Dipesh Mehta and Ashok Mundargi pleaded that at the most, Salman's case could be of rash and negligent driving, which attracts maximum two years punishment.

They argued that Salman was wrongly booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts maximum 10 years punishment.

The sessions court had recently framed a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against Salman but as this charge has been set aside by the high court, his case will now be referred to a magistrate for trial.


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Sub: law charge dropped

Alas... our law system is still to develop into an impartial one. Very sad..


Posted by JDS





Sub: Salman Khan: Charge\'s dropped

Its a shame that in India "famous" people get away even with crime. This arrogant drunken actor has run over an innocent victim. What next? ...


Posted by Sharad





Sub: Mockery of justice

Great verdict!..makes the indian judicial system proud. Here is person who crushed 4 people with his car and is going to be tried for just ...


Posted by karthik





Sub: Homicide charge on khan.

The rules of law should be equal for all citizen of india.This is not transparent in this case.


Posted by winstington





Sub: charges dropped against khan

it is unfair as the charges has been dropped.he was responsible for that accident in which one person was died.


Posted by anubhav




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