A Mumbai court has charged Salman Khan with culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case.
The 47-year old actor was booked under sections 304 Part (2), 279,337,338,427 IPC section 134(a) (b) Motor Vehicles Act section 66(B). If convicted under Section 304 Part (2), Khan can be sent to 10 years in jail.
The judge read out the charges to Khan in a jam packed court and asked him whether he would plead guilty, to which Salman said that he will not plead guilty.
Though the court exempted Salman from personal appearance during the trial, the court made it clear that he would have to present himself whenever the court would deem his presence necessary.
The case has been transferred to another court which will take it up for hearing on 19th August.