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Actor Khan charged over death
Salman Khan
Khan will appear in court again later this month
Indian film star Salman Khan has been charged over the death of a homeless man in a car crash last year.

The 37-year-old faces 10 charges including death by negligent driving which carries two years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty on all counts.

The other charges include drunken driving and causing grievous bodily harm.

Mr Khan was arrested in September 2002 after allegedly driving over five homeless people, killing one of them.

"We will now see what happens at the trial which begins on October 21," said Mr Khan's lawyer, Deepesh Mehta.

Last month, the high court in Bombay, also known as Mumbai, dropped the most serious charge of culpable homicide against the actor.

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Such a charge would have carried a 10 year prison sentence.

Salman Khan was allegedly involved in an accident last year when his car crashed into a bakery, killing one person sleeping outside the shop and injuring three others.

Mr Khan, who is on bail, began his career in the late 1980s and has starred in more than 40 films, making him one of India's top film stars.

His films Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun are two of the biggest ever hits of Indian cinema.

He is the eldest of the three sons of well-known screenplay writer Salim Khan.


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