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Salman’s fate in hit-and-run case on May 6

Actor Salman Khan’s fate will be decided on May 6 when a sessions court will pronounce its verdict in the hit-and-run case. Khan is charged with killing one person and injuring four others by ramming his car into a bakery shop in Bandra area 13 years ago.

Judge DW Deshpande on Tuesday announced the date of the verdict, a day after the prosecution and defence concluded arguments in the trial, which was conducted afresh, after a magistrate added the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and referred the case to the sessions court.

The culpable homicide offence, which provides for punishment upto 10 years, is triable by a sessions court and not by a Magistrate. Earlier, the Magistrate was trying Khan for rash and negligent driving, an offence under IPC which attracts punishment upto two years.

Khan pleaded he was not driving the car at the time of mishap and that his driver Ashok Singh was behind the wheel. This has been corroborated by Singh who appeared as defence witness. 
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