Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case: The chronology of events as on April 21
This is one of the most talked about cases involving a Bollywood actor in India. Salman Khan being one of teh most successful Hindi actors always gets media attention one way or the other, but this hit-and-run case seems to have broken almost all the records of media attention.
Now when it is clear that the case is close to its logical conclusion here we take a look at the chronology of events.
September 28, 2002: Salman’s white-colour Toyata Land Cruiser crashes into American Express Bakery at Hill Road at Bandra killing one person and injuring four others.
Sept 28: Salman’s blood samples taken.
October 1: Salman booked under provisions of IPC, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949
Oct 2002: Mumbai Police invokes section 304-II of IPC i.e culpable homicide not amounting to murder which attracts punishment of jail term of 10 years.
Oct 7, 2002: Salman surrenders again before Bandra police, he is arrested.
Oct 21, 2002: Mumbai police files charge sheet in Bandra magistrate court.
Oct 24, 2002: Salman granted bail.
March 2003: Salman challenges application of section 304-II of IPC in Mumbai sessions court.
May 2003: Sessions court rejects the plea, asks magistrate court to frame charges.
June 2003: Salman moves Bombay High Court, which opines that section 304-II of IPC not application in the case.
October 2003: Maharashtra government challenges Bombay HC order in Supreme Court.
December 2003: SC rules that the magistrate court may decide whether section 304-II of IPC could be applied.
October 2006: Magistrate frames charges against Salman.
Oct 3, 2007: Police bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who filed the first FIR, dies of TB.
Oct 2011: Prosecution demands Salman must be tried under harsher sections.
December 23, 2013: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V S Patil, after examining 17 witnesses, invokes the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder on the actor and refers the case to sessions court for trial.
June 24, 2013: Sessions court holds that culpable homicide charge is applicable, rejects Salman’s appeal against the order of magistrate.
Apr 27, 2014: Fresh trial begins in sessions court, first witness deposes.
July 24, 2014: Charges framed against Salman in fresh trial by sessions court.
July 2014: Files in the case disappear from Bandra police station. Original statements of 63 witnesses reported missing. Court orders inquiry.
September 12, 2014: Files found and produced before court.
Sept 2014: Pradeep Gharat appointed Special Public Prosecutor in this case.
March 25, 2015: Prosecution closes evidence after examining 24 witnesses.
March 27: Salman’s statement recorded under section 313 CrPC by Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande.
March 31: Salman’s driver Ashok Singh examined as defence witness, says he was driving the car and not the actor.
April 1: Prosecution beings arguments.
Apr 10: Salman’s lawyer begins arguments.
Apr 20: Arguments conclude.
Apr 21: Court says it would give judgement on May 6.