On Monday, A Mumbai court has delivered the verdict that Salman’s hit-and-run case will be treated as ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ and the actor will be imprisoned for 10 years if the charges leveled against him were proven. He was given a month’s time to appear in court.
In 2002, Salman has allegedly rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle onto a pavement near a bakery, ended up killing a person and causing severe injuries to four others. The actor was drunk at that time and the blood samples showed 60 mg alcohol which is beyond the permissible limit.
In the FIR, a charge of ‘death by negligence’ (section 304A of IPC) was leveled against the actor initially, that provides a maximum of two years in jail. In January this year, the court that’s been handling the case felt that police has provided enough evidence to upgrade the charges and changed it to ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ which is a serious crime. Salman filed a petition challenging the decision of magistrate to upgrade his case. In a major setback to the star, the sessions court has now ruled out the chances of reducing the charges leveled against him. The final judgement will be pronounced in the next few months.