New Delhi: It’s yet another Bollywood actor who has been caught in a controversy. A 70-year-old woman was allegedly mowed down under the wheels of Actor Sohail Khan’s car on Sunday midnight near Bandra in Mumbai.

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The woman who was rushed to a nearby hospital was declared brought dead by doctors. According to reports, Sohail Khan was not present in the vehicle when his driver Dhananjaya Pimpale was driving the car.

The accident took place at around 11 pm on Sunday night near the St Andrews Church in Bandra. The driver was taken into custody by the Mumbai police and has been booked on charges of rash driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder while his alcohol test comes out to be negative. Reportedly Salman Khan is backing his brother Sohail Khan and denying all allegations on him.

Salman Khan in hit and run case:

On 28 September 2002 actor Salman Khan reportedly ran over workers sleeping on the road near a bakery in Bandra, killing one and injuring four.

A court of metropolitan magistrate had framed charges against Khan under sections 304 A of IPC (rash and negligent driving), 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) of the IPC.

The nine year-long case has seen many twists and turns, including the actor saying he was not behind the wheel of the car, and witnesses turning hostile.  Earlier this year, in March, Khan said that he cannot be charged under section 304-II of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

JPN/Mid-Day

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