Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case hearing has been deferred to Monday 8th April.
Khan was widely expected to appear before the court but did not as he returned from the US in the early hours of yesterday. The court accepted his lawyer’s plea for time to file a document.
According to Times Of India, sessions court Judge U B Hejib said he will first hear the actor’s appeal challenging the order of Bandra Magistrate invoking the charge of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’, a serious offence under IPC which attracts maximum punishment up to ten years.
A lawyer appeared on behalf of Khan’s senior counsel Ashok Mundargi and sought time to file certain documents which he did not specify. Accepting his prayer, the court adjourned the hearing for two weeks.
The actor is facing charges of running his car over people sleeping on a footpath, killing one and injuring four.