5-year Jail for Salman

salman-khan11Salman Khan at last would land in jail. He was sentenced for a five-year jail term. The six allegations levelled against him in 2002 hit and run case were proved. But he may move the higher court. One person was killed and four were seriously injured on September 28, 2002 when Salman’ car hit them in Bhandra in Mumbai. Khan was an inebriated condition when he was driving his car which hit the pedestrians on the foot-path. A case was booked under Sections 304, 279, 337, 338, 427 along with several Sections under the Motor Vehicles Act. Later, the police filed charge-sheet against Khan. The enquiry began for rash driving in Metropolitan Magistrate court in Bhandra and there is a chance of sentencing him for two year jail.


In 2012 after changing the case to non-cognisable offence ( unintentional )  Section, the case was transferred to City Sessions Metropolitan court. Prosecution argued that Khan drove the car in an inebriated condition when the mishap occurred. It was also proved that the star had consumed Bacardi rum in Mariat hotel. Khan’ s bodyguard Ravindra Patil gave proof that he had advised Khan not to drive fast. Patil also stated that Salman was in an inebriated form. Later, Patil died in a few days. But his defence counsel argued that Khan was not in a drunken status while he was driving. Further, his counsel said that another driver Ashok Singh was driving the vehicle. Singh also agreed in the court that he was driving Salman’s car.  The star was not in a drunken situation and that he drank only drinking water, argued the defence advocate. However, as part of the investigation the most debatable issue was that the police had not collected the fingerprints on the car steering. Interestingly when the case reached the final stage of enquiry, the judge D W Deshpande received transfer orders. But the judge decided to go only after delivering the verdict.

Medaram Jathara

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