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Salman Khan records his statement in the hit and run case: Verdict would follow soon
Bollywood actor Salman Khan recorded his statement today in a Mumbai sessions court in the hit and run case of September 28, 2002 in which one person was killed and four were injured. He was summoned by Judge DW Deshpande to appear in the court and present his version of the incident as per the section 313 of Code of Criminal Procedures (CrPc).

Khan's statement was recorded after 25 witnesses presented their accounts to the court and after evidences related to the case have already been examined by the court. The statement of the accused comes at the very end of the trial.

As per the provisions of CrPc, the accused along with putting his version to the court, can also examine defense witnesses, if he wants to. The court on the other hand can ask Khan to explain certain ambiguity in his statements, if they want to.

As was reported by dna.com, the court would again hear the arguments of both the sides and give verdict. The actor is facing number of allegations against him. The charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder can give him 10 years in prison. 

Besides the charge of culpable homicide (sec 304 part two Indian Penal Code), the actor is also facing charges of causing death of one person by negligent driving (sec 279), causing hurt to persons by act of endangering personal safety (sec 337) and causing damage to property (sec 427). 

Salman Khan is also facing charges under the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act (driving without licence), and provisions of Bombay Prohibition Act (driving after consuming liquor).

Another witness from the prosecution said that the actor had alcohol in his blood sample, which was more then the admissible amount. The prosecution have also said that there were witnesses who have seen Khan getting down from the driver's seat.

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