2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan may face up to 10 yrs in jail

By Hindustan Times

In a major setback to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, a magistrate's court in Mumbai on Thursday accepted the plea of the Maharashtra government that he should be tried under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to order), a graver offence, in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

At present, Salman is being tried under section 304 (I), (rash and negligent driving) which attracts maximum punishment of two years. Section 304 (II) attracts the maximum sentence of ten years.

Following Thursday's order, the magistrate committed the case to sessions court for trial, as the offence is serious.

"Salman would have to appear before the sessions court on February 11," said his lawyer, advo