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Salman Khan gets new judge for trial

Salman Khan’s trial in his 2002 hit-and-run case has been postponed.

Salman Khan’s faces a 10-year jail term if convicted. AFP
Salman Khan’s faces a 10-year jail term if convicted. AFP

Salman Khan’s trial in his 2002 hit-and-run case has been transferred to a new sessions court in Mumbai headed by Judge DW Deshpande, who has postponed the hearing to September 5.

A new public prosecutor has also been appointed. Khan, 47, has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for killing one person and injuring four others by rash and negligent driving.

He faces a 10-year jail term if convicted. He has also been charged under other sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Bombay Prohibition Act and Motor Vehicles Act but has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The actor has been exempted from appearing in court because he is filming a new movie abroad.