Superstar Salman Khan faces 5 years jail-time in hit-and-run case

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MUMBAI:

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing a homeless man and injuring a few others in a hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai, according to Indian authorities.

The actor has been charged with culpable homicide, according to Indian media.

Khan had said his driver was behind the wheel, but the judge said the actor was driving the car and was under the influence of alcohol at the time, according to sources.

Correspondents say the guilty verdict is a huge setback for Khan who is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, appearing in more than 80 Hindi-language films.

Preparations are underway and Khan will be shifted to a local prison in a van, according to sources.

Accused of losing control of his SUV following a night of drinking rum and cocktails, the Kick star in 2002 drove over homeless people and fled the scene, according to Indian sources.

Accused of losing control of his SUV following a night of drinking rum and cocktails, the Kick star in 2002 drove over homeless people and fled the scene, according to sources.