High Court defers Salman Khan’s Hit & Run case to July 1
The Bombay High Court has today adjourned a criminal appeal filed by The Dabangg Salman Khan, against the conviction of his infamous Hit & Run Case. The Khan has been given a five year jail term, but it was later suspended by the High Court.
The high court has now deferred the case to July 1st. Reason for the postponement were the incomplete ‘paper book’ aka (compilation of evidence and documents which is served to both the sides by the court). This was during the hearing of the court that Salman Khan‘s lawyer Amit Desai had informed Justice A R Joshi. On hearing the judge ordered the task to be expeditiously completed and deferred the matter till July 1.
On behalf of the Maharashtra government, Chief Public Prosecutor S S Shinde appeared and consented to the date fixed for the next hearing. Salman Khan was not present in the court but his sister Arpita was present on the actors behalf.
Salman Khan has challenged the findings of the trial court that he was drunk and was driving under the influence of liquor. The actor pleaded that the trial court had wrongly convicted him under the culpable homicide charge, because he had no knowledge that he would meet with an accident.
Salman Khan’s hit & run case is regarding his SUV running over people sleeping over pavement, one was killed and four injured. Apart from being convicted of culpable homicide for five years the sentence that was later suspended by High Court, Khan was also found guilty of offences under section 279 IPC (rash and negligent driving) and sections 337 and 338 IPC (causing hurt by acts endangering life or personal property of others), which prescribe six months’ jail.
Besides, he was sentenced to undergo jail for six months under sections 181 (driving without licence) and 185 (drink driving) of Motor Vehicles Act.Salman was also found guilty under the Bombay Prohibition Act’s section 66 (a) and (b) for which he received two months imprisonment and fine of Rs 500. All sentences will run concurrently.