Salman-Chronology

Salman-Chronology

Following is the chronology of events in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which actor Salman Khan was convicted by a Mumbai court today.

September 28, 2002: Salman's white-colour Toyota Land Cruiser crashes into American Express Bakery at Hill Road at Bandra, killing one person and injuring four others. Sept 28: Salman's blood samples taken.

Sept 28: Salman arrested by Bandra Police, granted bail. October 1: Salman booked under provisions of IPC, MotorVehicles Act, 1988, and Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949. Oct 2002: Mumbai Police invokes section 304-II of IPC i.eculpable homicide not amounting to murder which attractspunishment of jail term of 10 years.

Oct 7, 2002: Salman surrenders again before BandraPolice, he is arrested.

Oct 21, 2002: Mumbai Police files charge sheet in Bandramagistrate court. Oct 24, 2002: Salman granted bail. March 2003: Salman challenges application of section304-II of IPC in Mumbai sessions court. May 2003: Sessions court rejects the plea, asksmagistrate court to frame charges.

June 2003: Salman moves Bombay High Court, which opinesthat section 304-II of IPC not applicable in the case.

October 2003: Maharashtra government challenges Bombay HCorder in Supreme Court. December 2003: SC rules that the magistrate court maydecide whether section 304-II of IPC could be applied.

October 2006: Magistrate frames charges against Salman
Khan.

Oct 3, 2007: Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed
the first FIR, dies of TB.
 
Oct 2011: Prosecution demands Salman Khan must be tried
under harsher sections.
 
December 23, 2013: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V S Patil, after examining 17 witnesses, invokes charge of culpable homicide not amounting to
murder on the actor and refers case to Sessions Court for trial.

June 24, 2013: Sessions Court holds that culpable
homicide charge is applicable, rejects Salman's appeal
against the order of Magistrate.

April 27, 2014: Fresh trial begins in Sessions Court,
first witness deposes.

July 24, 2014: Charges framed against Salman in fresh
trial by Sessions Court.

July 2014: Files in the case disappear from Bandra Police Station. Original statements of 63 witnesses reported missing. Court orders inquiry.
 
September 12, 2014: Files found and produced before
court.

Sept 2014: Pradeep Gharat appointed Special Public
Prosecutor in this case.
 
March 25, 2015: Prosecution closes evidence after
examining 24 witnesses.
 
Mar 27, 2015: Salman Khan's statement recorded under section 313 CrPC by Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande.

March 31: Salman's driver Ashok Singh examined as defence
witness, says he was driving the car and not the actor.

April 1: Prosecution beings arguments.
 
Apr 10: Salman's lawyer begins arguments.
 
Apr 20: Arguments conclude.

Apr 21: Court says it would give judgement on May 6.

May 6: Court delivers verdict, Salman is convicted.

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