A Mumbai court will give its verdict on the admissibility of an appeal filed by Salman Khan challenging a magistrate’s order invoking the charge of culpable homicide against him in a 2002 hit-and-run case.
The date was fixed for 10th June after arguments in the appeal concluded today. According to a report on NDTV, the 47-year-old actor was granted exemption from personal appearance on a plea by his counsel Ashok Mudargi that he was out of town on account of professional engagement.
The magistrate, he contended, had failed to appreciate that the actor had neither the intention (to kill people) nor the knowledge that his rash and negligent driving would kill a person and cause injury to four others.
The offence under this section attracts a ten-year jail term and is triable by a sessions court.