Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case have brought out some hidden truth and twist after a police officer was investigated. The prosecution case of Salman Khan was that he had liquor before his car met with accident in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one person and injuring four.
After the accident, Salman Khan was untraceable and later he was arrested on the same day from a lawyer’s house, according to the statement of a retired police officer, Kishan Shengal who investigated the case told the court today.
Replying to a question by Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, the police officer said that after registering the FIR, he went to Khan’s house, but did not find him there. He also went to the gym behind his house, and searched his garage, but could not find him. He then informed his seniors.
The officer further said that at around 9 am, he received a tip-off, that Salman Khan was likely to visit a lawyer’s house in Almeida Park in Bandra West.
The police did not know the address of the lawyer’s house, so they had to search on it. The officer said that they went to the advocate’s house and found Salman Khan there and brought him to Bandra police station.
As he was arrested from there, Salman Khan was sent for medical examination to Bhabha hospital to determine whether he was driving under the influence of liquor or not. But the hospital did not have the facility to collect blood sample, so he was taken to the government-run J J Hospital as said by the police officer.
The officer also stated that Salman Khan had purchased his SUV car that met with an accident that night from non-resident Indian based in Dubai who had given his Mumbai address as `Shiv Kripa Building, Mahim’. However, the address turned out to be bogus.
On the next hearing, the officer would be cross-examined on March 17 by Salman Khan’s lawyer Srikant Shivade.