Mumbai: The Salman Khan verdict, scheduled to be pronounced today, will bring the curtains down on a case that has riveted the nation’s attention for 13 years. The verdict will be pronounced by session judge DW Deshpande at a Mumbai sessions court.
If pronounced guilty Salman can face a jail term of 10 year. Shahrukh Khan on Tuesday visited Salman.
Nurullah Mehboob Sharif was killed and four others were injured after Mr. 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. Mr. 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