Salman Khan Verdict: What We Know About The Alistair Pereira & Sanjeev Nanda Hit-&-Run Cases

06/05/2015 4:01 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan poses for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Kick' produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala in Mumbai on June 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — Bollywood actor Salman Khan was handed a guilty verdict in a hit-and-run case that occurred in 2002. The actor, charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The prosecution had compared Khan's hit-and-run case to Mumbai's Alistair Pereira Judgement of 2006 and Delhi's Sanjeev Nanda BMW hit-and-run case of 1999.

Here's what has happened in two of the most infamous hit-and-run cases in India:

The Alistair Pereira Case:

Nov 2006

  • Pereira drove into a group of construction workers sleeping on Carter Road
  • Seven people were killed
  • Eight people were hurt
  • Pereira was convicted and sentenced to six months in jail
  • Bombay High Court then increased the sentence to three years
  • Pereira appealed in Supreme Court, and was given bail in 2007

The Sanjeev Nanda Case:

Jan 1999

  • Nanda crashed his BMW through a police checkpoint
  • He mowed down three people as well as three policemen
  • He was slapped with a non-bailable charge: culpable homicide not amounting to murder
  • However, the defence lawyers were caught on tape, trying to influence a prosecution witness
  • Nanda was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail
  • But Delhi High Court reduced his sentence to two years

Khan, on the other hand, has been charged and found guilty under the following sections of the Indian Penal Code:

- Section 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder)

- Section 279 (rash and negligent driving)

- Sections 337 and 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt respectively)

- Section 427 (mischief causing damage to property)

Under the Motor Vehicle Act:

- Sections 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention with rules), and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol)

Under Bombay Prohibition Act:

- Driving under the influence of alcohol

Khan can reportedly still apply to the High Court for bail.

Also read: Hit-And-Run Case: Salman Khan Found Guilty, To Be Taken Into Custody

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