Salman Khan has been found guilty by the Mumbai sessions court in the 2002 hit and run case. There will be seven charges filed against him, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He has been sentenced to five years in jail.
Here is a timeline of events dating back to 2002 - the night of the accident till May 6, 2015.
May 6, 2015: Salman Khan granted interim bail for two days. His lawyers argued immediate custody was not required.
May 6: Salman Khan found guilty for seven charges, including the death of one of the victims. Sentenced to five years in prison.
Apr 21, 2015: Court said it will give judgement on May 6.
Apr 20: Arguments conclude.
Apr 10: Salman's lawyer begins arguments.
April 1 : Prosecution begins arguments.
March 31, 2015 : Salman's driver Ashok Singh examined as defence witness, said he was driving the car and not the actor.
March 27 : Salman's statement recorded under section 313 CrPC by Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande.
Salman Khan on his way to court May 6, 2015 | Source: Indian Express
March 25: Prosecution closes evidence after examining 24 witnesses.
Sept 2014: Pradeep Gharat appointed Special Public Prosecutor in this case.
September 12, 2014: Files found and produced before court.
July 2014: Files in the case disappear from Bandra police station. Original statements of 63 witnesses reported missing. Court orders inquiry.
July 24, 2014: Charges framed against Salman in fresh trial by sessions court.
Apr 27, 2014: Fresh trial begins in sessions court, first witness deposes.
June 24, 2013: Sessions court holds that culpable homicide charge is applicable, rejects Salman's appeal against the order of magistrate.
December 23, 2013: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V S Patil, after examining 17 witnesses, invokes the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder on the actor and refers the case to sessions court for trial.
Oct 2011: Prosecution demands Salman must be tried under harsher sections.
Oct 3, 2007: Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed the first FIR, died of TB.
October 2006: Magistrate frames charges against Salman.
December 2003: SC ruled that the magistrate court may decide whether section 304-II of IPC could be applied.
Police escort Salman Khan in 2003, he was arrested and later given bail | Source: Live Mint
October 2003: Maharashtra government challenged Bombay HC order in Supreme Court.
June 2003: Salman moved Bombay High Court, which opined that section 304-II of IPC not applicable in the case.
May 2003: Sessions court rejected the plea, asked magistrate court to frame charges.
March 2003: Salman challenges application of section 304-II of IPC in Mumbai sessions court.
Oct 24, 2002: Salman granted bail.
Oct 21, 2002: Mumbai police filed chargesheet in Bandra magistrate court.
Oct 7, 2002: Salman surrendered again before Bandra police, he was arrested.
October 1 : Salman booked under provisions of IPC, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 Oct 2002: Mumbai Police invokes section 304-II of IPC i.e. culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts punishment of jail term of 10 years.
Sept 28 : Salman's blood samples taken. On the same day he was arrested by Bandra police, granted bail.
September 28, 2002: Salman's white coloured Toyata Land Cruiser crashes into American Express Bakery at Hill Road at Bandra killing one person and injuring four others.
The charges against Salman Khan are, Section 304 (Part II) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) - culpable homicide not amounting to murder (max 10 years in jail). Sec 279 of IPC - Rash and negligent driving (max 6 months in jail). Sec 337 of IPC - Causing hurt by act endangering life (max 2 years in jail). Sec 338 of IPC - Causing grievous hurt (max 2 years in jail). Sec 427 of IPC - Mischief cause danger to property (max 2 years in jail). Sec 34 (a), (b) of Motor Vehicle Act read with 181 and 183 - Driving vehicle in contravention to the rules & Driving after consuming alcohol respectively. Bombay Prohibition Act - Driving under influence (max 6 months in jail).
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