Concluding the final arguments in Salman Khan’s Hit And Run case, the prosecution on Thursday April 9, 2015 claimed that the only irresistible conclusion is that Salman Khan was driving his car in drunken state when he rammed his car into a pavement in Bandra killing one and injuring four.
Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, also cited other cases, including another high-profile hit-and-run case of industrialist Alistair Pereira and the Sanjeev Nanda hit-and-run case of 1999 in New Delhi.
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Gharat conducted all the charges on the final day arguments including Section 304 (II) of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against Salman Khan.
With the prosecutions arguments concluded on Thursday, defence lawyer Srikant Shivade would start his final argument today on Friday April 10.
The whole case took a you turn when Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh gave his statement that it was him behind the wheel during the accident and not Salman Khan. To which, prosecutor question him that why was he silent for the last 12 years and didn’t come up with the statement before.
For the first time in 13 years Salman Khan gave his statement on 2002 hit and run case on March 27, 2015. The actor in his statement said that he wasn’t driving the car, which rammed over people, killing one person and injuring four. In fact the actor denied all the charges that he has been claimed with.
He also claimed that it was his driver who was driving the actor. He said that since his door was jammed, he had to get out of the car from the driver’s side.
Salman Khan’s car a Toyota Land Cruiser met with an accident in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four