During the final arguments in 2002 hit and run case, Salman Khan’s lawyer Srikant Shivde claimed on Thursday that Salman Khan’s car Land Cruiser was coming straight from Hill Road and skid on the other side of the road due to tyre burst.
Arguing on the Prosecutions evidences, Shivde said that the prosecution has not produced a single witness to show otherwise. However Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh has already told the court that he was driving the car, and also in his statement he has stated that the car’s tyre burst and drifted to the left while they were coming straight from Hill Road.
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Srikant Shivde also stated that RTO Officer Keskar, had tested the vehicle and said that there was less air in one tyre. He said that if officer had already said the tyre was deflated, the case is already in the defence support.
He also said that the RTO officer R S Keskar, a crucial witness has changed his statements over the date and time of examine the vehicle. In his arguments he claimed that RTO officer is a liar. Once he said he examined the vehicle on September 28, 2002, then he said September 29, 2002.
Talking about the speed of the car, Shivade said, “From pictures it can be inferred that there was only cosmetic damage to the car. It is the prosecution’s case that the car was driving at 90 kmph and banged into a building, so the extent of damage becomes important.
The defence will continue its arguments today on, April 17, 2015.
Also 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. Also his driver Ashok Singh in his statement said that the it was he driving the car and not the actor.
Salman was charged with an additional charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder that is liable for a 10-year sentence.