New charges have been framed against actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case. He will now be tried under culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court had earlier rejected Salman's plea against the new charges. He faces 10 years in jail if found guilty. Salman has however been exempted from personal appearance in court.
Salman’s Land Cruiser, allegedly driven by him, crushed a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in suburban Bandra in the wee hours of September 28, 2002. We look at other infamous hit & run cases from over the years...
NRI beautician Nooriya Haveliwala was sentenced to five years in prison for drunk driving. She has also been fined Rs 5 lakhs. She was convicted for ramming her car into two people in 2010. A policeman was among those killed when an inebriated Haveliwala rammed her car on her way back from a party at Malabar Hill. Tests showed that Haveliwala was found to have been driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The long and infamous hit-and-run list usually associated with Bollywood night owls is really long. Ronit Roy aka Mr Bajaj was also in the dock for rash driving. The 42-year-old actor was behind the wheels of his Mercedes when he rammed into a WagonR with four occupants, injuring three of them. A case of rash and negligent driving causing grievous injury was registered against him.
In April this year, Mika Singh - who has been famous for his liplock with Rakhi Sawant - was in trouble after a Hummer allegedly driven by him knocked down an autorickshaw and rammed into a bus stop near Versova.
Actor John Abraham was also alleged to be a part of a hit and run case where he was found guilty of rash driving. He injured two men in a motorcycle and was sentence to 15 days of jail. But unlike other celebrities, John was the one who rushed the victim to the hospital
There have been several other cases involving the rich and the famous. Sanjeev Nanda, the grandson of former Navy chief S M Nanda, was convicted for a two-year jail term for mowing down six persons, including three policemen in Delhi in 1999.
In the same year, 22-year-old Aditi Jagtap, daughter of a well known cardiologist in Pune, rammed her speeding luxury car into 14 other vehicles injuring at least 10 people.