Prosecution in Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case submitted written argument to the Mumbai Session Court on Monday. Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat in his written argument claimed that Salman Khan’s driver was a stooge and a dummy witness.
He also claimed in his written argument that witnesses have been proved before the court that they had seen Salman Khan getting off from the driver’s seat but nobody saw driver Ashok Singh behind the wheel during the accident.
In his 30-page written arguments submitted in the court on Monday April 13, Pradeep Gharat said, “Ashok Singh is a liar. I pray that action may be taken against him for perjury. He is a stooge and dummy witness.”
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He also alleged that Salman Khan was under the influence of liquor and also that his blood samples have proved it, containing was 62 mg per 100 ml sample.
During the last hearing, the defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade in his final argument before Judge D W Deshpande of the Mumbai session’s court said that witness’s statement shows that Salman Khan was not driving the car on September 28, 2002
He also alleged that during the statements going against prosecution theory, some of them were purposely not included in the charge sheet and selected witnesses were brought in the court.
He also stated that statement of Yogesh Kadam, the staffer who took charge of Salman’s car while it was in the parking lot of the J.W. Marriot Hotel was not recorded. He said he was the strong evidence, which would have proved everything. The argument by the defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade will continue on April 15.
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 him driving the car and not the actor.
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.
The actor has denied that he was on the wheel during the accident in 2002. If convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in prison.