'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Actor Salman Khan Snapped at Bandra
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Actor Salman Khan Snapped at BandraVarinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Salman Kahn will have to appear before a sessions court on 27 March for recording his statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Salman will record the statement under section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which allows the accused to personally explain circumstances appearing in the evidence against him.

Sessions judge DW Deshpande ordered Salman to record statement after consulting the prosecutor and defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade, Press Trust of India reports.

In February, the sessions court asked police to examine three additional witnesses, including a road transport office (RTO) inspector and two police constables. Investigation officer Kishan Shengal testified before the court, according to reports.

Defence lawyer filed an application asking to summon another investigating officer Rajendra Kadam, but the court is yet to pass an order.

Salman has been accused of killing one and injuring four others in 2002 after his Land Rover crashed into a footpath near a laundry shop on Bandra's Hill Road area. The incident happened on the night of 28 September, 2002.

The 49-year-old actor, who is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, could spend 10 year in prison if found guilty.