“Salman was under the influence of Alcohol, Salman was without his license, Salman was himself driving the car”: Court
Salman’s lawyers are presenting their arguements to the judge, the police have taken him in custody
Mumbai: The sessions court on Wednesday convicted Salman Khan in the 2002 ‘hit and run’ case. The conviction was pronounced by session judge DW Deshpande of the Mumbai sessions court.The court found Salman guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court said that Salman was drunk driving killing the people on footpath. The court also said that Salman fled the spot after committing the accident.The case has riveted the nation’s attention for 13 years. Earlier on Tuesday the Bollywood fraternity lobbied behind Salman, including rival Shahrukh Khan.
Nurullah Mehboob Sharif was killed and four others were injured after Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser ran up the stairs of American Express Laundry on Hill Road at Bandra in the intervening night of September 27 and 28, 2002. Khan was arrested and freed the same day after a medical check-up. He was rearrested in October 2002, but got bail from the sessions court.
The trial began in October 2006 at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Bandra. In 2012, the magistrate ruled in favour of an enhanced charge under Section 304 II of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and transferred the case to the Mumbai sessions court for a fresh trial. In 2013, the sessions court framed charges under the stringent Section. Earlier, the actor had faced the charge of causing death by negligence under Section 304-A of the IPC