Salman Khan walks free: Timeline of 2002 hit-and-run case
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court today. Following is the chronology of events in the high-profile case
Chronology of events
September 28, 2002
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
Mumbai Police invoke section 304-II of IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts a punishment of jail term of 10 years
Salman Khan again surrenders before Bandra police station
Mumbai Police files chargesheet in Bandra magistrate court
Salman Khan granted bail
March 3, 2003
Salman Khan challenges application of 304-II in Mumbai Sessions court
Sessions court rejects the plea, asks magistrate court to frame charges
Salman Khan moves Bombay High Court, which opines that section 304-II not applicable in the case
Maharashtra Government challenges Bombay HC order in Supreme Court
SC rules that the magistrate court may decide whether 304-II could be applied
October 10, 2006
Magistrate court frame charges against Salman Khan
Chemical analysis report suggests Salman was drunk
Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed the first FIR dies of TB
October 12, 2011
Prosecution demands Salman Khan must be tried under harsher sections
March 25, 2012
Prosecution closes evidence after examining 24 witnesses
December 23, 2013
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 as Magistrate’s court does not have powers to try this offence
November 24, 2014
Sessions court starts retrial of Salman Khan.
March 27, 2015
Salman Khan’s statement recorded under section 313 Cr.PC by Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande.
Rs 19 lakh
The amount the high court had asked Salman to pay as compensation
Salman Khan’s family driver Ashok Singh owns up responsibility of accident by giving testimony in trial court.
Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat rests case.
Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade rests case.
Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande announces that it would pronounce verdict on May 6.
Mumbai sessions court sentences Salman Khan to five years rigorous imprisonment, actor gets two day interim bail by Bombay High Court.
Bombay High Court admits plea against conviction, posts hearing on June 15.
HC rejects paper book, orders it to be prepared afresh.
Justice A R Joshi commences daily hearing of Salman Khan appeal.
Defence counsel Amit Desai wraps up its case.
Rs 10 lakh
Part of the compensation that was supposed to go to the deceased's family
Court rejects defence plea to examine Kamaal Khan as court witness.
Government pleader and chief public prosecutor Sandeep Shinde wraps up case.
Judge A R Joshi posts appeal for dictation of verdict from December 7.
Judge begins dictation of verdict.
Salman acquitted of all charges in the case.