The fresh trial in actor Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case, which was to begin on Wednesday, was adjourned till April 1. A local court adjourned the matter after three witnesses failed to turn up.

On April 8, the court is slated to examine another set of witnesses.

Of the three witnesses who were to be examined on Wednesday, one was the bakery owner in front of whose bakery the mishap took place. The other two were the panch in the case.

The prosecution told the court that the bakery owner was bed-ridden due to paralysis, while the other two witnesses had gone out of station. They are to return only on April 4.

In 2002, one person had died and four were injured after Mr. Khan had rammed his SUV on a footpath in Bandra. He was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Previously, the prosecution had charged him with 'causing death due to negligence'. it later enhanced the charges to 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder'. The court had allowed it.

Subsequently, the actor had sought fresh examination of witnesses in the light of enhanced charge. The court gave a nod to the fresh trial which was to begin on Wednesday.