Salman case hearing to resume tomorrow

Salman case hearing to resume tomorrow

Salman case hearing to resume tomorrow

After Diwali break, hearing on Salman Khan’s appeal challenging his five-year conviction in the drunken driving and hit-and-run case would resume on Monday.

While Khan’s council Amit Desai would conclude his arguments in the morning session, Public Prosecutor Sandeep Shinde and additional public prosecutor Purnima Kantharia would begin their defence of the actor’s conviction.

On May 6, Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande convicted Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 for the September 28 2002 incident in which one person died and four injured when the actor rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser on the pavement at the American Bakery at Bandra’s Hill Road-St Andrews Road intersection.

Khan’s appeal against the verdict was accepted on May 8 and he was granted bail. Full-fledged hearing began from September and continued up till Diwali.

Desai maintained during arguments that Salman’s driver Ashok Singh was behind the wheels when the incident happened and the actor was not drunk.

He raised serious questions on police constable Ravindra Patil’s testimony. Patil, then Salman’s body guard, was the first informant in the case and filed the FIR.

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