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Here is a timeline of events in Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case.

28 September, 2002: Bollywood actor Salman Khan's Toyota Land Cruiser rams into the pavement of the American Express bakery in Bandra. Four people are injured and one dies after the accident.

Later that afternoon, Khan is arrested by the police and enlarged on bail by a metropolitan magistrate's court.

21 October: Salman charged under Section 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

24 October: Salman re-arrested; secures bail from a sessions court.

2003

March: Salman challenges the application of Section 304 II of the IPC.

May: Court rejects Khan's application and asks the magistrate's court to frame charges under the section 304 II of the IPC.

June: Salman appeals in the Bombay High Court, which holds that the section is not applicable in the case.

October: The state challenges the high court order in the Supreme Court.

December: Supreme Court rules that the magistrate should, after perusing the evidence, decide whether to invoke the section 304 II.

October 2006: The Bandra metropolitan magistrate's Court frames charges against the actor under section 304 I (rash and negligent driving) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

22 May, 2007: A chemical analysis report suggests that Salman Khan was drunk at the time of the accident.

March 2011: The prosecution seeks enhanced charges against Salman.

December 2012: The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court rules that a case has been made out under Sec. 304 II and commits the trial to the Mumbai Sessions Court.

March 2013: Salman files a revision application with the Sessions Court, challenging the lower court order.

24 June: The sessions court rejects Salman's application, paving the way for applying the stringent section.

23 July: The Mumbai Sessions court frames charges against Salman invoking the enhanced charge of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder.'

December: The Mumbai Sessions Court orders a fresh trial against the actor and with recording of fresh evidence from all witnesses who had also deposed before the Metropolitan Magistrate court.

April 2014: First witness Samba Gowda deposes in the re-trial, and it continues before the Sessions Court with regular hearings.

25 March, 2015: Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat closed his case against Salman after examining 27 witnesses during the re-trial.

30 March: Salman's driver Ashok Singh told a court here that it was he who drove the killer vehicle.

7 April: Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said Ashok Singh had lied under oath. 

20 April: Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade forcefully argues against prosecution charges and closes its arguments.

20 April: Mumbai Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande sets date for verdict.

21 April: Judge D. W. Deshpande will pronounce the verdict on May 6

6 May: Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande convicted Salman in the 2002 hit-and-run case on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him to five-year jail term.

 8 May: The Bombay High Court suspended his five-year jail term in a 2002 hit-and-run case, paving the way for him to secure a regular bail.

November: Salman Khan's lawyer demands examination of singer-actor Kamaal Khan as a witness in the Bombay High Court.

7 December: The Bombay High Court begins to dictate its verdict on the Bollywood megastar Salman Khan appeal against the five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

10 December: Salman Khan acquitted of all charges. In a relief, the Bombay High Court says prosecution has failed to establish the charges against Salman Khan. No case established on any charges.

Charges against Salman:

Indian Penal Code Sec. 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) which attracts upto 10 years in prison; Sec. 279 (rash and negligent driving) which stipulates six months jail; Secs. 337 & 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life and causing grievous hurt) with punishment up to two years; Sec. 427 (mischief causing damage to property) with maximum punishment of upto 2 years.

Motor Vehicle Act: Secs. 34 (a), (b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in contravention of rules) and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming alcohol with punishment of cancellation of driving license

Bombay Prohibition Act: Driving under influence of alcohol with maximum 6 months' jail.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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