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Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to five-years in jail in 2002 hit-n-run case

May 6, 2015 16:00 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was in news as on 6 April 2015 he was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Mumbai Sessions Court. He was sentenced for his 28 September 2002 hit and run case in which one pavement dweller was killed and four others were injured.

The sentence was pronounced in Sessions Court Judge Deshpande’s chamber.

Mumbai Sessions Court Judge DW Deshpande found Khan guilty and convicted him under IPC Section 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The court while giving verdict said that all charges pressed against Khan under IPC Section 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) have been proved.

While convicting Khan, the court relied upon judgements in Alistair Pereira and Sanjeev Nanda BMW case of Delhi.

Background

Salman Khan’s, Toyota Land Cruiser on 28 September 2002 hit a bakery in the Bandra area of Mumbai after which the vehicle ran over five people sleeping on the street. In the accident, a 38-year-old Nurullah Mehboob Sharif was killed and four others were injured.

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