Bollywood star to face new trial in 2002 case

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Associated Press

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:04 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian movie star Salman Khan will face a fresh trial on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 11 years ago.

Police say Khan drove his car into a group of people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002, killing one and injuring four.

A Mumbai magistrate's court in February charged the actor with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Khan appealed seeking a trial in a higher court.

Judge D. W. Deshpande on Thursday ordered a fresh trial and said all the witnesses would be re-examined. The pre-trial is set for Dec. 23.

Khan could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of culpable homicide.

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