Timeline of Salman hit-and-run case

April 21, 2015 03:14 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:30 pm IST

Actor Salman Khan has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (Part II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 134 (abetment of assault) and some other Sections of the Indian Penal Code, and Sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Actor Salman Khan has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (Part II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 134 (abetment of assault) and some other Sections of the Indian Penal Code, and Sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Sessions Court, on April 21, 2015, said that it would deliver judgment on May 6 in the 2002 hit-and-run case against actor Salman Khan. One person was killed and four were injured after Salman's SUV ran over the stairs of the American Express Laundry in the intervening night of September 27 and 28, 2002.


  • September 28: Bollywood actor Salman Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser rams a roadside bakery in Bandra West, close to his seafront home in Galaxy Apartments. Four people sleeping outside the bakery are injured; one dies later.
  • October 21: Salman charged under Section 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
  • October 24: Salman rearrested; secures bail from a Sessions Court.


  • March: Salman challenges the application of Section 304 II of the IPC.
  • May: Court rejects Salman's application and asks the magistrate's court to frame charges under the section 304 II of the IPC.
  • June: Salman appeals in the Bombay High Court, which holds that the section is not applicable in the case.
  • October: The state challenges the High Court order in the Supreme Court.
  • December: Supreme Court rules that the magistrate should, after perusing the evidence, decide whether to invoke the section 304 II.


  • October: The Bandra metropolitan magistrate's Court frames charges against the actor under section 304 I (rash and negligent driving) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.


  • May 22: A chemical analysis report suggests that Salman Khan was drunk at the time of the accident.


  • March: The prosecution seeks enhanced charges against Salman.


  • December 2012: The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court rules that a case has been made out under Sec. 304 II and commits the trial to the Mumbai Sessions Court.


  • March: Salman files a revision application with the Sessions Court, challenging the lower court order.
  • June 24: The sessions court rejects Salman's application, paving the way for applying the stringent section.
  • July 23: The Mumbai Sessions court frames charges against Salman invoking the enhanced charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder.'
  • December: The Mumbai Sessions Court orders a fresh trial against the actor and with recording of fresh evidence from all witnesses who had also deposed before the Metropolitan Magistrate court.
  • April, 2014: First witness Samba Gowda deposes in the re-trial, and it continues before the Sessions Court with regular hearings.


  • March 25: Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat closed his case against Salman after examining 27 witnesses during the re-trial.
  • April 20: Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade forcefully argues against prosecution charges and closes its arguments.
  • April 20: Mumbai Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande sets date for verdict.
  • April 24: Social activist Santosh Daundkar pleads that singer Kamaal Khan, the only surviving star eye-witness to the alleged crime should be summoned.
  • May 6: Salman Khan is convicted of all charges, including culpable homicide and sentenced to 5 years in jail. He gets interim bail for two days.
  • May 8: Bombay High Court suspends his 5-year sentence and grants him bail pending his appeal against conviction.
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