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Salman trial continues

Statesman News Service |

MUMBAI, 10 JUNE: A sessions judge Mr UB Hajib today said he would determine on 24 June whether or not actor Salman Khan should be tried afresh under more stringent Section 304 (part II) of the IPC, as order by a trial court magistrate some months ago in the 28 September 2002 hit-and run-case.  If found guilty and convicted under Section 304 (part II) of the IPC, pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder, the actor faces up to 10 years in jail. The trial court had ordered re-trial after examining 17
witnesses.
Khan’s lawyer Mr Ashok Mundargi argued against the magistrate court’s order describing it as “ bad in law, contrary to the evidence and hence erroneous.” He wanted the sessions judge Mr Hejib to quash the ruling for a fresh trial under Section 304 (part II). The defence lawyer said the actor had no intention of killing people. The counsel’s contention was that it was just an accident.
As the matter came up today morning in the sessions court, activist lawyer Ms Abha singh sought the judge Mr Hejib’s permission to intervene in the case on behalf of an activist Mr Santosh Daundkar. She cited Section 301 of the CrPC to back her request for intervention. She said she wanted to be a part of the court proceedings since Mumbai police were not following the case with needed
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