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Salman Khan’s chronology of 2002 hit-and-run case


Mumbai : Bollywood star Salman Khan was today acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court which set aside the sessions court’s May order sentencing him to a five-year imprisonment. Following is the chronology of events.

September 28: Salman Khan’s white Toyata Land Cruiser crashes into the pavements near American Express Bakery at Hill Road at Bandra, killing one person and injuring four others.

Salman’s blood samples taken. He is arrested by Bandra police station, granted bail Salman booked under provisions of IPC, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949

October 2002:    Mumbai Police invoke section 302-II of

IPC, which is culpable homicide not

amounting to murder which attracts a

punishment of jail term of 10 years.

October 7  –    Salman Khan surrenders before Bandra police station

October 21  – Mumbai Police files chargesheet in Bandra  magistrate court

October 24  – Salman Khan granted bail

March –    Salman Khan challenges application of 302-II in Mumbai Sessions court

May –    Sessions court rejects the plea, asks Magistrate

June –    Salman Khan moves Bombay High Court, which    opines that section 302-II

not application in  the case

October–    Maharashtra Government challenges Bombay HC order in Supreme Court

December – SC rules that the magistrate court may decide whether 302-II could be applied.

2006 October – Magistrate court frame charges against Salman Khan

2007 May –    Chemical analysis report suggests Salman Khan  was drunk

October 3 –    Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed  the first FIR dies of TB

2011 October –    Prosecution demands Salman Khan must be tried  under harsher sections

2012 March 25 – Prosecution closes evidence after examining  24 witnesses

2013 December 23 –    Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V S Patil slaps the charge of     ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ on the actor and referred the case to sessions court for trial asMagistrate’s court does not have powers to try this offence.

2014 November 24 –    Sessions court starts retrial of Salman Khan.

2015 March 27 – Salman Khan’s statement recorded under section 313 Cr.PC by Additional

Sessions Judge D W Deshpande

March 28 – Salman Khan’s family driver Ashok Singh owns  up responsibility of accident by giving
testimony in trial court.

April 9 –    Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat rests case

April 20 – Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade rests case

April 21 – Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande  announces that it would pronounce verdict

                    on May 6

May 6 – Mumbai sessions court sentences Salman Khan to five years rigorous imprisonment, actor

gets two day interim bail by Bombay High  Court.

May 8 – Bombay High Court admits plea against conviction, posts hearing on June 15

September 7-    HC rejects paper book, orders it to be prepared afresh

September 21-    Justice A R Joshi commences daily hearing of Salman Khan appeal

November 17 –    Defence counsel Amit Desai wraps up its case

November 30 – Court rejects defence plea to examine  Kamaal Khan as court witness

December 3  –    Government pleader and chief public  prosecutor Sandeep Shinde wraps up case

December 4  – Judge A R Joshi posts appeal for dictation of verdict from December 7

December 7 – Judge begins dictation of verdict.

December 10 – Salman acquitted of all charges in the case.

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