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Charges framed against actor Salman Khan

A Mumbai court on Wednesday framed charges against actor Salman Khan, including under harsh provisions relating to culpable homicide not amounting to muder, in the 2002 hit-and-run case, for which he may face a jail term of up to 10 years.

The Bollywood superstar, who had earlier been tried for a lesser offence of causing death by negligence (Section 304 A of IPC), which provides for a maximum punishment of two years in jail, will now stand trial under a more stringent law pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder that attracts maximum punishment of a jail term up to 10 years.

Sessions judge U B Hejib read out the charges to the 47-year-old actor, who pleaded ‘not guilty.’ Now, the court would issue summonses to witnesses.

Salman, who came to the court in a grey shirt and black trousers, was charged under sections 304 (2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 279 (rash and negligent driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life), 338 (causing grievous hurt) and 427 (mischief causing damage to property) of the Indian Penal Code.
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