Salman Khan identified by witness in 2002 hit-and-run case
Witness identifies Salman Khan in 2001 hit-and-run case
Tue, May 06, 2014 13:04:22 GMT
A witness in the 2002 hit-and-run case identified Salman Khan as the person who alighted from the vehicle in the court hearing on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old Bollywood superstar appeared personally in Mumbai court as his exemption expired a day before. He was dressed in a white-blue printed shirt and kept mostly to himself, even refraining from answering any question from the mediapersons present outside the court.
In the court, the prosecution witness reportedly identified Salman Khan as the man who stepped out in a drunk state from the Land Cruiser that ran over a group of people sleeping on the pavement outside a bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002. One person was killed and four injured in the accident.
Prosecutor Jagannath Kenjalkar has submitted a list of 64 witnesses to be examined, however, there might be some exemptions.
On Monday last week, in the first hearing of the fresh trial, Samba Gowda, the first witness, had deposed that a big car had rammed into a shop and its bumper had hit the shutter. He said he saw pieces of glass, the car’s number plate and bumper parts lying on the spot which were later seized by the police.
Salman Khan had earlier been tried for a lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which entailed an imprisonment of two years. But on December 5, 2013, the court ordered a fresh trial under a stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder which invites a punishment of ten years.