In a fresh threatening impact, Bollywood SuperStar Salman Khan has very well know that his act of rash driving would result in death or injuries to people, as per Magistrate who book the actor for a serious crime of culpable homicide in 2002 hit-and-run case.
However, court’s order pronounced on basis of a Maharashtra government plea.
On basis of Salman’s pathological tests reports, it has been also found that the actor was under the influence of liquor.
Salman would challenge the order in the Bombay High Court, the actor’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta told reporters.
Last week, the Magistrate disagreed with Salman to act upon advice not to drive at high speed as there was a turning ahead or else the vehicle would meet with accident, reports said.
As per Mehta, Salman was not driving during incident in which his SUV Toyota Land Cruiser on the night of September 28, 2002, hit into a local bakery, at suburban Bandra, killing one and injuring four people who were sleeping on the pavement.
The case was earlier filed with charge of rash and negligent driving, but now Salman’s punishment could be more upto 10 years as he has been charged for serious offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Sources said that Salman argued that the charge cannot be alter by court just on the basis of an application made by the prosecution. The actor also argued that the alleged incident had taken place at mid-night, at the relevant time it was dark and the accident was not an act of culpable homicide, not intentional but an act of God.
Disagreeing with Salman’s argument Magistrate said that at any time, the Court can alter the charge on basis of prosecution’s plea that had for taking court’s attention to the evidence.