2002 hit and run case: Prosecution says Salman Khan was driving killer vehicle not his driver

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New Delhi, April 14: The prosecution is leaving no stone unturned to prove that Salman Khan is guilty in 2002 hit and run case. Refuting defence claim that actor's driver Ashok Singh was driving the car at the time of the accident, the prosecution has termed it as a plain lie.

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Public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said that it was Bollywood actor who was driving the vehicle when it ran over sleeping pavement-dwellers, killing one man.'

'Salman was driving killer vehicle'

Tearing into defence claim, Gharat termed driver Singh a dummy witness who had lied under oath, in the written submissions of the final arguments which the prosecution concluded last week before Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande.

On Friday, defence counsel Shrikant Shivade commenced his side of the final arguments which will resume again from this Wednesday. Salman, who the prosecution has contended was drunk and driving, crashed the SUV early hours of September 28, 2002, into the American Express Bakery in Bandra west, killing one pavement dweller and injuring four others.

Gharat said that witnesses have testified before the court that they had seen Salman getting off the driver's seat, but nobody had seen Singh behind the wheel. Rejecting the defence theory of Singh's presence at the time of the accident, Gharat pointed out there were only three people inside the vehicle - Salman, his friend Kamaal Khan and police bodyguard, the late Ravindra Patil.

"Ashok Singh is a liar. I pray that action may be taken against him for perjury. He is a stooge and dummy witness," Gharat said in the 30-page written arguments submitted to the court.

OneIndia News

(with inputs from IANS)

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