Salman Khan's re-trial plea rejected
The law spares nobody. After actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, the legal system seems to be on Salman Khan's case — pun intended.
Earlier today (Monday 24 June), a Mumbai court rejected Khan's review plea challenging a magistrate's order for a re-trial in his 2002 hit-and-run case, in which one person was killed and four were injured.
The actor has been given one month to appear before the court and face the trial in the case.
If convicted, he could face a 10-year jail sentence.
The actor's Toyota SUV ran over pavement dwellers in suburban Bandra in the early hours of 28 September 2002, for which he was earlier being tried under a lesser charge of rash and negligent driving.
The date for starting the re-trial has been fixed for 19 July 2013.
Khan is no stranger to trouble. In 2006, he spent three days in prison for killing the endangered black buck deer in Rajasthan, during the shoot of Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Saath Saath Hai.
Watch this space for more on the case as details unfold.
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