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Bollywood star Salman Khan to face fresh trial in 2002 road death case

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Bollywood star Salman Khan poses wearing a Being Human t-shirt during the launch of Being Human's first flagship store in Mumbai, India. An Indian judge on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, ordered a fresh trial against Khan on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 11 years ago, and said all the witnesses would be re-examined. The pre-trial is set for Dec. 23. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
December 05, 2013 - 1:38 AM

NEW DELHI - 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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