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Hit-and-run case: Verdict on Salman's plea postponed due to rain
Salman Khan must thank rain gods as verdict in the 2002 hit-and-run case, in which the actor has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, has been postponed from June 10 to June 24.

According to zeenews.com, since the workers were not able to reach the court on time, the verdict was postponed.

June 10 was fixed by Sessions court judge U B Hejib after hearing arguments from both sides in a hearing, which commenced a month before. The actor's lawyer, Ashok Mundargi had pleaded and taken the argument further by stating that the charge of `culpable homicide not amounting to murder` (section 304 part II IPC), was “erroneous, bad in law and contrary to evidence on record.”

If proven guilty, Khan under the same section would get a ten-year jail term and would be tried by a Sessions Court. His lawyer argued that since the actor had no intention of killing anyone by rash driving, hence he did not commit 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder.'

Initially, Khan was tried by a magistrate on a comparatively smaller charge, but after listening to 17 more witnesses more serious charges were brought against the actor.

Khan's lawyer wrote and made oral appeals, responding to which public Prosecutor Shankar Erande while opposing Khan`s appeal said the magistrate had rightly invoked the charge of culpable homicide as he had committed a serious offense.

The 47-year-old actor’s own security guard, who is now deceased and was with the actor on the fated night, had warned him against driving rashly but the actor did not pay any heed and met with the accident that took lives. The actor's blood sample also showed 60mg of alcohol.

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