Meanwhile, the session court in Mumbai adjourned the court hearing till Sept 12. The court also asked the IO (Investigating Officer) to be present in the court related to the case, and also asked for the filing of affidavit.
According to sources, statements of all eyewitnesses and other important witnesses were recorded in the case diary which went missing. The court asked Mumbai Police to come up with suggestion on how to relocate the crucial documents during the next hearing.
Court asked police to come up with suggestions on how to relocate evidence
All hullabaloos over this case diary happened when the constable designated to take the confidential papers to court room passed away, and another one replaced him on the job.
The latter has clarified that he does not know anything about the papers being misplaced or not. Police later informed that court that documents might be either in the Bandra police station or in the public prosecutor's office. However, they failed to produce such important documents in court so far.
What is case diary?
Case diary is one of the most important parts of court proceeding. The police maintains this diary for every case as it carries detailed information on investigations conducted at every stage.
Importance of case diary:
As per law, the court needs the original documents to corroborate the prosecution's evidence and for the trial to proceed.
Hit and Run Case:
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been accused of driving his SUV onto a pavement in Bandra Sept 28, 2002. One person died while four others were injured. A Mumbai court in 2013 had ordered a retrial in the case which is now underway in the sessions court.